Being still in the process of trying to get a better idea about Hubzilla and Zot, I started reading https://zotlabs.org/page/zot/specs+zot6+home
I've the following questions / suggestions for improvements:
- What does "WebMTA" stand for? I googled but none of the results seem to make sense
- The link to https://zotlabs.org/spec/OpenWebAuth/Home.md is broken, should be https://zotlabs.org/page/zot/specs+openwebauth
- The description of channels is not very clear for me: What does "A channel is represented as an identity." mean? Does it mean that all channels are also identities (in terms of inheritance)?
- This means that "identity" is not just linked to a person, but to anything?
- I still try to understand the idea of the "location independent identity" / "nomadic identity". So, as the "location independent identity" contains the identity itself (some text if I understand correctly) and its public key, each other "location independent identity" that contains the same identity (same text) that is also valid refers to the same identity, right?
- Now, before I read on, I would expect that a Zot services uses the identity and not the location to lookup the requested / addressed information (channel) associated with this identity. Right?
- Having read on to "linked identities" - this is something different. I guess. Right?
- "For outgoing messages, delivery SHOULD be attempted to every linked and nomadic location associated with the identity being delivered to." reads as a system combines all different locations it knows for a given identity and sends to all of them. There could be several known and valid locations of this identity.
- At the end a hint where to continue reading for first time readers would be helpful.
- I have the impression that the whole concept is actually rather simple, but I still lack a concrete understanding. Maybe some illustrations would help. Or a simple example.