Here are the (new) requirements for being linked-to from joinmastodon:
@Gargron Who else has access to mastodon.social data?
The bus factor is important yes, but so is knowing who can read your DMs.
@dansup The person who used to host the mastodon.social infrastructure for about a year prior
@Gargron Who is that? I assume it's not just you since mastodon.social is listed on the instance picker.
I didn't know that CobaltVelvet also had access to this instance before you mentioned it a few moments ago.
What I am saying is that it's important to know that before someone else who we don't know or trust takes over.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!