Seeing a lot of cool and interesting people on here already. Here’s hoping Mastodon takes off in a way I hoped it would a few years back. Distancing myself from Twitter sounds so appealing right now, and I hope I can stick with it this time.

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Ever since Be Inc. was bought out in 2001. A lesson I have taken to heart, is that it is dangerous to rely on technology stacks and services that are owned by corporations. You rely on them as little as possible.

Whenever possible you use floss so you can fork it if it gets abandoned or taken over.

Better yet, if it's community run, a coop, or a non profit with a clear governance strategy. It is much less likely to ever be taken over.


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