Could fediverse.party benefit from joining a formal organization?
This issue began with the title "Need to get Fediverse domain names pointed here", but quickly branched out into a more general discussion about the pros and cons of working with a more formal organization as an umbrella for fediverse.party as a project. The issue was originally started by @strypey with this text:
This is a great project! At present, although a lot of people are seeing the problems with the walled gardens and wanting to escape, they have to wade through a confusing plethora of articles about projects (Diaspora, Mastodon etc) and federation standards (OStatus, Disapora protocol, ActivityPub). Making a decision about which thing to set up an account on ends up dumped in the too-hard-basket. I absolutely agree the federated social networks need a unifying concept (or "brand" if you must) that can be promoted to Jo User, that "federation" is too generic' and that "fediverse" is a good choice because it has already been adopted informally and is widely used (and on Wikipedia).
Now we just need to get control of fediverse.org, fediverse.net. and fediverse.org. None of these are currently in active use (one has a placeholder site and the other two are parked or throw errors), and it would be great to have them all pointing at the fediverse.gitlab.io site.