There are a lot of people 'complaining' about the new #Mastodon app🤔
But many seem to forget something: You get a FREE open source application that works just fine without ANY data collection. If you don't like it there are 4 more apps you can use that do include the local and federated timeline.
If you are using Mastodon you are using a FREE open source platform that is mainly developed by Eugen, don't forget about all time and effort he put in so we can toot
No one owes you anything in FOSS, better start thinking what you owe them
About the sponsors of the Mastodon project🤔 What seems to be the issue exactly here.. Is their sneaky code implemented into the source code?
They only have a little logo displayed on a small page on the join page that's it right. Altough, I am not sure how far Mastodon would have been today without financial support of these companies
I bet the ones screaming the loudest about 'bad sponsors' haven't paid a single dollar to the project contribution
@stux The sole fact of having logos of ethically questionable companies on the sponsors page makes the project look ethically questionable as well. It's just that.
@stux Don't you think putting logos on the official website is a kind of advertisement? I'm not sure if it's legal advertising online casinos, although for mastodon's case it looks like advertising advertisement of online casinos since those sponsors don't look like casinos themselves, it still raises concern.
I'll like to know how much money Eugen needs or is receiving, whether it's absolutely necessary receiving money from these suspicious websites. There are also people who stop sponsoring knowing that he's receiving money from those sponsors.
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