Just read a post asking Eugen to resign from developing Mastodon and I really have to ask: what are you folks smoking?

It’s his project. It’s open source. Fork it if you want to. But what kind of mind-blowing sense of entitlement drives you to think you can tell someone they should stop working on something they’ve built?



@aral Yeah, asking for him to resign is going to stop the project dead. No one else has the know-how or motivation to drive it at large. Even the two well-known forks have minimal developer resources.

It's still not wrong to ask him to consider uses that are different from those of mastodon.social, and to lobby for features that may not fit his vision for future development of the software.

@galaxis @aral resignation is a bit extreme but the letter has A LOT of valid points... He should dissolve the llc though...

@galaxis @aral there is ~5.8k€/month or 70k€/year of drive here patreon.com/mastodon

Although that also has to pay for hosting and moderating mastodon.social. And probably other stuff. Still think it goes a pretty long way.

People do think mastodon.social should get better moderation, but mastodon.social also has to be shrunk...

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