Kibousoft is just a couple people doing web development. It's as much of a "corporation" as I am, since I am self-employed and doing web development. mastodon.cloud was struggling with an owner who had no technical experience, so the people of Kibousoft offered to take it over. It wasn't bought out.
I'm sad to see people spreading misinformation about this. One of the Kibousoft guys was co-admin of KNZK and is one of the nicest people on here.
@Gargron I had seriously thought they were being bought by, I dunno, fuck jerry or amazon or something.
@Gargron was just coming to send you a message about this lol
@anna just making sure you see this before you make final calls on defederating! i trust your judgment but i never like losing track of/contact with my tootuals
@Gargron okay fine .cloud is good... for now.
@Gargron I feel like privacy/infosec circles can be really susceptible to spreading FUD about stuff like this, which makes it even more important that people in privacy/infosec circles are able to admit they were wrong. I apologize for any FUD I boosted before I saw this.
@Gargron thanks for saying something, as you're probably aware I had different impressions of the situation
@fiona that's really not hard to implement though and by the nature of Mastodon being open source its actually more telling that it hasn't been implemented by Eugen. If thats what that instance wants to do i mean they're allowed to do it.
@anna @Gargron thanks for the clarification; it helps to ease concerns greatly since outside of their own Japanese website there was next to no info about them out there for non Japanese speakers to see about them. There is "corporate" and there is this kind of corporation of necessity which is what I have experience with.
This is an example of how very large instances can be a burden to maintain but I'm glad the users are in capable hands at least 🙂
@gargron but how can be anger is not fuck capitalism??? Change bad!!
@Gargron thank you for explaining that.
@Gargron I don't know what you expect... Mastodon attracts many people who have combative and paranoid personalities, either because they're naturally anti-social or because they've been victimized before.
It's just the nature of the thing, being a more open platform and all. That's actually my one serious complaint, a lack of accountability for disinformation. Other social networks are getting scrutiny, but that same centralization doesn't exist here.
Maybe hwilhw can talk to the new owners of .cloud to see if they'll let him back on.
@Gargron this is one of those wait and see things. The well has been poisoned way too much, the feelings are understandable.
Things do not seem immediately horrifying.. at the present moment.
@Gargron Good grief, thanks for that. The Kibousoft website is suggesting otherwise, but hey, looks aren't everything.
@Gargron the announcement that someone posted was obviously written by a non-native English speaker.
It seems somewhat hostile takeover
@lufthans Yeah, they're Japanese, not native English speakers.
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