For those who are #NewHere, I'd like share another aspect of #mastodon that brought many of us here much before the current wave. Mastodon is Free Software (sometimes called as Open Source or Free and Open Source Software). It means anyone is Free to use, study, modify and share the software. This means we are not dependent on any single entity (person, company, country...) and we can be self-reliant.

#FreeSoftware #OpenSource

@praveen hi Praveen. I remember your talk from hackbeach about alternatives. Would be good for you to do a separate thread here right now because many from India are looking for big tech alternatives

@nixxin @praveen why is that after only some big event people start to look for alternative, can't they make an informed decision right from the start?

Amusing to see the exodus after the twitter blocking. When many free software activist were ignored earlier it is only now people value privacy and freedom :)

Anyway, it is never late to learn, welcome to the fediverse.

@raghukamath @praveen because of community. I first joined 6-8 months ago. People I'd like to follow weren't here. I didn't know whom to look for. Now many of them are. So I am too. Network effects


@nixxin @raghukamath @praveen People join a platform through their network, not for the benefits of the platform. Once they find out the disadvantages collectively, they'll move but would want to keep their network intact.. That is their prerogative.

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