Thanks to the generous help of the previous owner of the mastodon username on GitHub, our GitHub organization has finally been renamed to mastodon! 🎉

I know that changing the repository URL is a bother but I think it’s worth it and better done sooner than later. Tootsuite was not serious and had no connection to our actual name.

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Also since Mastodon gGmbH is a real legal entity now and I am its CEO I am actually the CEO of Mastodon now. Sorry for ruining the jokes.

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@Gargron **secretly Eugen also manages the Mastodon band :blobcatgiggle:

@Gargron nice to meet you CEO of Mastodon i am the CEO of Tlapkov

@Gargron

guess that means you'll be a billionaire astronaut sooner rather than later.

@Gargron I had this note since notes were added....

don't ask about owo part, I'm confused too, probably was a test

@Gargron
Thanks for that, You make a good mgmt.
Ich habe keine Ahnung, aber es erscheint gut.

@Gargron hell yeah! Now you need a donations portal so people can make tax deductible donations =]

@Thann Yeah, I'll need to work on that soon -- though I expect people will remain more motivated by Patreon rewards (which unfortunately make them non-donations tax-wise)

@Gargron I was working with someone on making an open source Patreon-style site for tax-deductible donations, but I haven't made any headway =[
I think a stand-alone white-lableable donations site would be great for your purposes now tho

@Gargron I was also thinking of someway to help other instances pay for servertime, perhaps instance owners can apply to get a monthly cheque? What do you think of that?

@Gargron Just give me an IBAN to send donations to, no need for men in the middle who take a cut.

@Thann

@Gargron

I think betterplace makes this easier when you're a nonprofit under German law:

betterplace.org/c/hilfe/meine-

They automatically send donors a Spendenbescheinigung.

@Thann

@Gargron @Thann
*me* waves in unrewarded LiberaPay donations, so much about that

@Thann @schmittlauch I don't think LiberaPay charges you because I'm not actually accepting donations through LiberaPay

@Gargron @Thann Indeed in 2020 I was still giving money to chrismartin for Mastodon.
Shall I cancel my subscription there then?

@Gargron I didn't know you started a company! Sounds like a good idea though!

@Moon
Its so criminal lawsuits can't be filed against him, that could ultimately rally the base to support things like #uploadFilters, #Fakebook style AI to boost "#authoritarian (-we mean #authoratative) sources", and #googleSafeBrowsing-style, #telemetry.

So we don't need more eyeballs on the code, in the form of local FeatureBounties and #BugBounties. Like what we produced as part of our (#)FediFlyer.

:P
@lain

@Gargron this but s/Ethan/Eugen
youtube.com/watch?v=7umozGUhYY
Legit though, I'm happy to see Mastodon continue to grow and be successful!

@gargron
New to it... good job.
Using Tusky.

Only comment I have, is make the install completely in app & idiot proof. No thinking by new user, no jumping to web site... just point & click.

You are the only alternative I found to twitter...
And I think I am talking to a future billionaire...

Your revenue models could be very subtle & interesting.

Well done so far 🖒

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