• @jmk1ng
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    38 months ago

    Bluesky is still in beta. It’s intentionally not open to the general public because federation hasn’t yet been opened up and they only have one instance running.

    The nice thing about Bluesky’s architecture (over ActivityPub) is the fact your content and identity is portable. So you can move over to a different instance as they start to come online.

    I think the important takeaway from articles like this is the fundamental misunderstanding of decentralized social protocols. It shouldn’t be on one central authority how things are moderated globally. These kinds of articles kind of prove the point.

      • @jmk1ng
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        18 months ago

        Agreed. They definitely underestimated the motivation of the trolls. That’s why they’re fast tracking federation.

    • Emi
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      18 months ago

      Any “Decentralized” Solution that is not F.O.S. free and opensource was never “Decentralized” at all… If it was F.O.S. there would without a doubt be other instances already.

        • Emi
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          8 months ago

          MIT≠FOS

          GNU is Free and forever free software… MIT not so much.

          https://fossbytes.com/open-sources-license-type/

          Point being, any forks of GNU will have a free version available, MIT carries no such limitation… making it a corpo favorite.

          You can call it open source, but Free and Open source is questionable.

          • @jmk1ng
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            28 months ago

            I feel like we’re splitting hairs here. MIT is an extremely permissible license. The fact someone could take this and make a closed source fork doesn’t affect the existence or openness of the MIT licensed releases

    • @[email protected]
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      18 months ago

      You cite Bluesky account portability as an advantage over ActivityPub, but that’s not really accurate. Nothing in Bluesky is portable. There’s only one instance. There’s nowhere to port to. You can’t move anything.