Socius, who proudly calls himself a Geek in Arizona, established Federati as a public StatusNet instance sometime in 2013. However, at that time, the StatusNet / GNU Social code required minor edits to run successfully on PHP 5.4, and much more editing to run on PHP 5.5. After a few times of system software upgrades blowing up the StatusNet instance, he announced its shutdown.
The user formerly known as Lnxwalt, now known as lnxw37 and lnxw48, who tries to maintain some level of privacy, agreed to take it over. Some months later, at the end of the year, the new instance was relaunched.
Currently, Federati Networks operates:
As with any project, there are some problems. I'll try to summarize some of them here. There is a page dedicated to Federati Problems, where we will try to keep a more full account.
(Removed “solved” problems from list.)
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