That article reminds me... I followed up on some of the discussion from that summit with one of the panelists who sounded all excited to help out and offer advice to DWeb projects... My question was fairly simple, "you and fellow panelists offered help... how do we initiate a discussion?" I never received any sort of repy. Did someone from the project do something to tick off the EFF or Cindy Cohn specifically?
  
I didn't find the word 'Hubzilla' in that text
  
Hubzilla = Redmatrix - the project was renamed in 2015.

Here's a great history of Hubzilla: http://www.talkplus.org/blog/2016/the-history-of-hubzilla/