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Due to Quitter.no closing down, we have moved our official account to FLOSS.social. See:

quitter.no/gnome/all

The new account is:
floss.social/@gnome

@gnome #GNOME moving its official account from a GNU social fork to Mastodon. 🤔 :gnome:

@ster Yes is is.

"GNOME is developed by The GNOME Project, part of the GNU Project." [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME]

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@jeroenpraat
For some reason I had it in my head that the two separated. Mastodon and GNU social work together tho :D.
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@ster Yes that's true, but still if a big GNU project leaves a smaller GNU project, than that is probably a sign that this smaller GNU project is not doing so well.

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@jeroenpraat
Both projects are big and separate from one another. I think a little bit of inconsistency is expected. The important thing to me is that the open standard (ActivityPub, I believe) is being supported 😁
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@ster Yes they are developed separate, but still under the same GNU umbrella. GNU social development had not been very active for a while (understatement), but hopefully they can implement AcitivityPub (GNU social now has Ostatus) so the world can move on.

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@jeroenpraat
Ah okay. Still learning about how this stuff works behind the scenes. Loving it anyway!
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@jeroenpraat @gnome @ster idk about the GNU project at this point but in casual conversation with people at the FSF people were considering adopting mastodon and hosting an official instance.

@thufir
I don't blame them it's a great piece of software that replaces proprietary Twitter
@jeroenpraat @gnome

@thufir I don't think GNU will adopt Mastodon at this point, cause it's not libre enough. @gnome @ster

@ster Oh don't let me start about it. I shouldn't have mention it. 😆 @thufir @gnome

@ster OK, but that's all you get. 😆

Mastodon uses for example React (maintained by Facebook) and Yarn (originally developed by Facebook). Especially React is a problem for GNU cause it's not considered completely free/libre AFAIK.
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@jeroenpraat
Ah okay. Thanks for the info and I'll do some research of my own.
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@jeroenpraat
Yeah I've seen that but I don't think that forbids javascript necessarily, just admits it has some problems to it. And Javascript is theoretically sandboxed which doesn't make it fair and right, but safe from a privacy and security standpoint.
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@jeroenpraat @gnome @ster yeah it was just casual conversation though. If there was an fsf member fediverse instance I would imagine it would run a slightly modified pleroma (mostly reskin I would imagine)

@gnome @angristan @Gargron Fediverse needs tool/protocol where user can set their new location and their followers don't need to follow the new account manually. floss.social/@gnome/1003447593

@gnome Who runs floss.social? Is it better funded and administrated than quitter.no?

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