Switching social doesn't seem to have objective criteria.
Even matrix (Riot) has been removed from their list of WA alternatives, IIRC because New Vector can track parts of your activity on Android. On the other side Signal is listed although it's central and can track everything, and it's even tied to phone numbers which prevents pseudonymous usage.
As a former Debian developer, I still like their social contract which forbids any discrimination like Tusky does.
Matrix was never on switching.social's list of Whatsapp alternatives, because I feel it is too complicated.
It is however listed as an alternative to Slack.
I know people will disagree with my decisions, that's why I released the site under a libre CC-By-SA licence so that people can modify and reuse the material on their own sites if they wish.
The foreign language forks have already diverged in their own directions and that's fine:
Pleroma is aimed at tech fans, switching.social is aimed at non-tech people.
People who know how to self-host probably know how to find alternatives for themselves, and there are lots of techy sites that already cater to them.
No, I promote Mastodon as an alternative social network.
I recommend people sign up on existing instances.
Just to add my own statement too:
I respect Fedilab's work, I have been a fan since it was called Mastalab.
The current disagreement is because we have different opinions over where a particular important balance lies.
The main reason I asked to discuss things in DMs was so that discussions would be honest and respectful without dogpiling or outsiders treating this like some kind of sporting event.
We have enough threats from every direction, I don't want bridges burnt needlessly.
OK so I understand from this that it's not an unfortunate oversight. For some unknown reason you deliberately and silently removed fedilab from the listing of fediverse clients, despite it having more features and possibilities than the others.
Technically, that's quite a disservice to your users.
I can understand your preference for private discussion, but now that you have acted on it, would it be possible to have an explanation for such a radical decision?
@RLetot I think, this is quite an open secret why @fedilab is being ostracized, basically, at this point. Somebody is not okay with certain decisions of the Fedilab developer (which don't actually have any significant impact on them personally, but nevermind that, it's principle/ideology thing, so objectivity flies out the window, it's our way or no way).
As I can see, the conflict has appeared because some people don't see difference between moderation and censorship. And why one is totally OK, whether another one is really dangerous thing.
And I guess those people that insist on censorship, they have never leaved in a country with strict censorship...
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