@sir I originally didn't have "potentially" in there, but decided to add "potentially" in case I open an online account and forget to update that page.
@sir I disagree. Fosstodon is a place for FOSS enthusiasts to come together. It isn’t a playground for FOSS elitism or snobbery.
We _should_ use whatever tool we deem to be the most suitable for the job. At the moment, that’s Keybase.
We take a pragmatic approach to which tools we use, not an idealist one.
@sir a number of reasons. Ease of use, features, familiarity with the product, places where you can use it (desktop, mobile etc).
The big one, is the fact that we don't have to maintain it - Mike and I are extremely busy people. We don't have time to maintain a raft of servers and tools. We would rather put that effort into Fosstodon.
Anyway, I'm keeping mine, even though I've already got a list of my identities on my personal #website. 😶
@evelynyap I will be keeping mind for the foreseeable future too. You can delete you account, but it’s still in the blockchain, I assume.
Honestly though, I can’t really see myself deleting it unless Zoom do something drastic.
Fear and distrust of every large entity is, weeeeell...
I’m not sure I agree with this. Having our personally owned space on the Internet, that’s all interconnected, is exactly what it was all about back in the day. It’s also what the #IndieWeb are trying to achieve.
We can have our own personal web space or server space. And be disconnected from everything else, like a school or company #intranet. Yes?
But we want, and are still connecting to, the outside. The #internet.
@evelynyap I see what you're trying to say. I just think that someone who wanted to be a true hermit wouldn't be interested in having a place to verify their identity (like Keybase or their own site) in the first place.
In my opinion, their cryptographic setup is sound and there are no privacy or security risks even with new owners.
I can agree on not wanting to invest much in Keybase when you're unsure about their future, but I see no reason to #DeleteKeybase now unless you want to point a middle finger to them and Zoom for the acquisition.
For the record you don’t need a third-party to prove your identities. This could be done in a purely decentralized way: https://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2020-05-08_Replacing_Keybase (signatures make sure it’s the keyholder that’s asserting identity and documents on social sites prove that it’s correct).
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