I was sad to see that the Beaker Browser project has now been sunsetted. Beaker did great work on building concepts related to a read-write decentralized web. Beaker showed that there is a lot of room for exploration in browsers. The notice that the project had been sunsetted, while unfortunate, was a pleasant read.
This quote stood out to me:
“Don't be too proud to follow people with inspiration. Every time things went better for me, it's because I followed someone who was already doing something great.”
I hope that we all embrace this notion in the decentralized web community. "How can we make things better? What is the best idea that will help us achieve our goal?" are much better questions to ponder than how to re-invent the wheel. There are so many great building blocks now availble for building decentralized web applications (i.e. Micropub, Webmention, Microsub, microformats, IndieAuth, ActivityPub) with, in many cases, dozens of interoperable implementations. I always get excited to see new projects that embrace what we have and build on top of it.