There is an open letter calling for the resignation of Eugen Rochko (Gargron) from Mastodon development:

The letter mentions some technical disagreements and the manner in which they've been handled, but most concerningly to me efforts to make Mastodon "marketable" to venture capitalists which may amount to nothing short of the enclosure of our common space


I think that the lack of peer governance in the Fediverse is a vulnerability for self-serving interests and for "market poisoning" or enclosure

I pinned a toot that's important to me. It links to a thread about governance in the Fediverse ( To protect a commons like the Fediverse, it's paramount that governance is completed by the community on a direct basis. This is not the same thing as *no* governance. We have to self-organise!

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