Another blog post from Paul Frazee on the thinking behind Bluesky’s technical plumbing:
We ended up calling the AT Protocol a “federated” network because we couldn’t think of a more appropriate term, but it’s not really a kind of federation that anyone is familiar with. The peer-to-peer influence is too significant to neatly slot into that archetype. It also confuses with ActivityPub’s model of federation which is now popularly understood.
I’m following AT Protocol closely (and using it in Micro.blog!) and I still haven’t fully wrapped my head around all of this. More to learn.