Did you know that #Owncast is going to be supporting an optional standards-based, decentralized, open authentication method for chat participants? It's called IndieAuth. Prepare for it by making your personal web pages IndieAuth compatible if it's something you want to take advantage of.
Learn more about "OAuth for the Open Web" and options to support it on your web sites. If your personal web page is an Owncast server, you won't have to do anything.
Today #Owncast released v0.0.8 focusing on chat. It lays ground work to allow us, and 3rd parties (including you!), to add more features going forward. Now users have persistent identity, allowing you to build much cooler things. It also means you can ban people.
Take a look at our release notes at https://owncast.online/releases/owncast-0.0.8/ to learn more.
Also, our next Owncast call is Thursday, the 19th, 1PM Pacific, so mark your calendar, and I'll send more details later.
What I would love to see eventually would be a flow like this:
1. When an Owncast user starts casting it's autoposted to the #Fediverse where it can be viewed embedded.
2. People can follow the user from the fedi client
3. Comments posted on the Owncast cast show up as replies on the toot, replies from fedi show as stream comments
Tomorrow #owncast will have its periodic sync-up call and you're invited. 10am Pacific time, you can find your local time here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/?qm=1&lid=100,8,12,5&h=100&date=2021-4-28&sln=17-18&hf=1
We'll bee meeting up on Jitsi, so feel free to drop by if you're curious, have suggestions, or generally want to become more involved in the project. https://meet.jit.si/owncast-discovery-meeting