My ambitions for the Web are crazy. Like I'm thinking about things like:
* I don't want my preferences stored on remote systems - send them back to my server.
* Let me define what you can do with the data I send to you.
* OCAP every fucking where.
* Desktop application support - not the pseudo "offline" stuff that's being peddled.
World: Google, you are so smart, impartial, and benevolent, please write all our protocols and standards.
Google: Oh yeah, btw, we don’t think you should be able to protect yourself from being tracked on our browser.
Google to break uBlock Origin on Chromium.
It is preferable that governance of development occurs in a manner that the community at large prefers but I'm not convinced that's even possible, particularly with diametrically opposed interests.
But there's pleroma, mastalab etc so even if this is truly a toxic wasteland, the ecosystem is sustainable. 🙂
Second point was about crediting people and governance, and there's more meat to that point than it looks. I've not paid much attention to the governance of the project, but one part that was not explored is that community forks are fine, and that any group can run their own instance to their own rules.
A lot of conflation between the tool itself and the primary instance, and then the GitHub governance of the codebase.
The Daily dot article has two very separate points: politics is not present, and governance of the project might be problematic. Also the headline was just to bait people into reading it and contradicts the conclusion.
First point: lol, they have never used Mastodon long enough to see the depth of politics here, with the majority I've seen being related to LGBTIQ things than elsewhere, so that's moot and we can set it aside.
Maybe Swedes would be better off fixing their broken as fuck medical system instead of shitting the bed about the rise of Sverigedemokraterna, because as a migrant I'm getting fucked over by random racist policies being slowly accepted by S regardless of the fact the healthcare system is so dilapidated and delayed many have given up on seeing a doctor entirely.
I code, I write, I breathe and I care. I run Rust Göteborg when I'm choosing not to work myself to death.
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!