Federated Social Web Summit

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The Federated Social Web Summit was an annual event from 2010-2012.

Portland 2010

The first Federated Social Web Summit (FSWS) was held on 2010-07-18 (FSWS2010) in Portland, Oregon organized primarily by StatusNet (Evan Prodromou in particular). W3C redirect/archive link

The event was invitation-only, however the barrier to receive an invitation was quite low.


  • #fsws2010
  • #fsws (constrain searches to the year 2010)


Talks given by folks at FSWS2010 who subsequently went on to do IndieWebCamp:


Articles, blog posts, and notes about the summit in time sequence order (earliest first)

Inspired IndieWebCamp

Aaron Parecki and Tantek Çelik both participated in FSWS2010 and from that event were inspired to co-found IndieWebCamp, starting with the IRC channel and the wiki, both of which were used to organize IndieWebCamp 2011 along with additional co-founders Amber Case and Crystal Beasley.

Berlin 2011

The second Federated Social Web Summit was held in 2011 in Berlin, Germany and organized by the W3C Federated Social Web Interest Group.

It was organized in the tradition of W3C workshops with white-paper submissions etc.

Notes and posts:

San Francisco 2012

The third Federated Social Web Summit was a one day 2012 (FSWS2012) event held in San Francisco, California and organized by the W3C Federated Social Web Community Group.[1]

This summit was also invitation-only for implementers[2], however, quite "knockable", that is, merely asking for an invitation and providing a reasonable statement of interest (why you should be there) would result in receiving an invitation.

Numerous IndieWebCamp 2011 and 2012 participants attended and spoke at FSWS2012.


  • #fsws2012
  • #fsws (constrain searches to the year 2012)

Notes and posts:

The use of h-as-* class names for explicit posts typing using ActivityStreams object types appears to have started at this summit[3], which have subsequently been discouraged.


There was no Federated Social Web Summit in 2013. The closest thing to it was 2013/osfw3c, AKA:

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