Solid World 2021-03-04 notes
The _Solid World_ monthly events are very useful. As Gitter chats are too busy and go to all directions, these video meetings are the best way to understand what is in focus now, especially the _Solid Roadmap_.
Material from this webinar will be available via https://solidproject.org/events.
For full names and affiliations of the regular speakers, please see the notes of previous such webinars from the [CERN-Solid collaboration index](https://indico.cern.ch/category/11962/).
**Solid Roadmap Update**
Tim Berners-Lee: Thanks to Digita for the intro videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA22hu-0VEHt5tCc7jad74g and to all those joining the effort.
Ruben Verborgh: CSS v. 1.0 is approaching. ID Provider not yet integrated.
Osmar Olivo (Oz): ESS **v.1.1**, approaching, for later this spring. People with ESS pods encourage to test.
It’s important to note the global value of Solid. Using Solid can better the lives and experiences of individuals, organizations, and developers alike.
**LifeScope** – Dmitri Zagidulin and Liam Broza
Liam Broza - Project Leader
Dmitri Zagidulin - Chief Architect
Topic: Experiences integrating Solid into the LifeScope digital memory project. Overview of their experiments with Solid pod indexes and tools for Data / API ETL, ingest, conversion, and sync.
LifeScope site is here: https://lifescope.io/
For Liam and Dmitri: I didn't understand the Solid-like user's control over "their own" google maps or tinder shortlist. Even if one keeps extracted top-best in lifescope's private space, the harvesting by google or tinder would have happened already, no?
Yup, that's a seperate problem, though I have a few ideas on how to get those companies to stop stalking you.
Hi Maria, great question, and there’s a lot to unpack there. Of course, we’re starting from a very problematic (and downright dystopian) state of the industry, which is powered largely by data hoarding and “winner take all” silo’d service monopolies. So it’s going to be a tough, uphill battle sorting all of that out.
**CREAFREE** – Dick Van Gelder
Role: Secretary-General of WcS (NGO who created the Universal Standard for Intellectual Property)
Topic: The implementation of the Creafree Standard in the SOLID environment. What we want to achieve and what needs to be done.
For Dick: I understand about artists badly treated by spotify etc. About open source software, I don't see well the role of your proposed platform... If an organisation makes the choice to opt for open source only, why would they like to have the overhead of this extra layer and costs?!!(https://codimd.web.cern.ch/uploads/upload_16456e01b5e8402ba7c27a5c67e17184.png)