Hahahaahahaha holy shit. Hiveway is a fork of Mastodon with blockchain slapped on top, selling ICO tokens, and John McAfee is involved. Wew lad
@gargron At least they removed the Masto branding so if they do a scam-like type of shit maybe Masto won't suffer from it :')
@Gargron Well, I guess you'll have to stop developing Mastodon. You can't compete with something that has a blockchain /s
@gargron Hiveway is such an awful name too. It brings to mind either itchy red bumps, or a shitload of bees, on a highway.
@Gargron It’s like all of the folks that were too lazy to build their own thing are determined to appear INNOVATIVE without actually doing the work.
It’s pretty funny to be quite honest.
@gargron so, instead of helping build blockchain on top of Mastodon, they fork and reinvent the wheel. What shits.
@Gargron "what if we took a social network designed to not be monetized or advertised with, and then monetize it and add advertisements"
@Gargron I presume the README.md in their fork includes as prerequisites a cocktail of drugs to take so that their ideas start to make sense...
@Gargron On the plus side, I like the idea of splitting user data across nodes so that k among n nodes are both sufficient (resiliency) and required (privacy) to access your data. If there's any chance part of the ICO can fund development of such features that is.
@Gargron I totally agree with what is said in this thread, but the positive thing is that you+we made a very good product or else John McAfee wouldn't had fork it. 😉
This is also an opportunity for us to advertise the *original* Hiveway experience, called Mastodon. 😜
@Gargron Took a look, and Hiveway doesn't really look any different from Mastodon. All they've added is Silicon Valley hype, which'll only make a difference to investors.
And while they've removed references to Mastodon (not nice of them), there's still mentions of federation. Which should look fishy to some.
So Mastodon should stay firm and will probably outlast this silliness.
@Gargron Also doesn't the AGPL require them to advertise that you can ask them for their code? Or otherwise how to obtain it?
From what I see in their whitepaper, they actually say it's a fork from Mastodon and that it will include advertising and a token that will be used to reward people running nodes and pay the salaries of the team that will run the platform. If the outcome will be a better an improved Mastodon, why the hell not ? Mastodon needs a lot of funding to become a real social network. Hiveway will have that. Why not work together with them ?
@gargron Why do they base it on Masto instead of adding ActivityPub federation to something like Urbit or SSB?
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