wow it turns out that being open source wasn't a silver bullet
could it be that open source is often just the same privileged lackadaisical bullshit, just with some different legal definitions surrounding it? /s
Facebook is a castle you're trapped in and you need to pay irrational taxes. The fedi is like the forest of Sherwood, but you can still be robbed at knifepoint.
Mastodon 3.0's authorized fetch is the peasants building traps and tree bridges, but we need to upgrade together so we're all safe.
@rick_777 Focusing on whether something is 'open' or 'closed' is a very small part of a larger series of issues.
The fact is that it's Mastodon and ActivityPub's job to manage and communicate risk; they've failed constantly and nobody, especially a marginalised person should be expected to treat it as any safer for them than being on Facebook (because intrinsically, it really isn't). The fact that Facebook is proprietary and Mastodon isn't is really missing the forest for the trees.
Being open is necessary but not sufficient.
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