I see the #Gab federation as absolute win.
Predicting the future:
- Gab finally switches to their Mastodon fork
- some Gab users switch to their own hosting, as Gab source code must be open since Mastodon is on a strong copyleft license (AGPL-3.0), so they have Pro features for free/much cheaper
- Gab.com dies, as their financing doesn't work anymore, but the source code is again forked by someone and it's a good contribution to fediverse, some improvements even get commited back to Mastodon
@rnickson ok, let's go
@rnickson everything but the last point is what they expect
I think gabpro will be more like a type of donation then and some people will keep donating to gab ai inc
@rnickson I dunno, it feels to me like the impact of giving reactionaries a platform far outweighs any possible benefit
@rnickson Oh man, someone here needs to start the free alt-gab instance with gab pro features, just to help the process along.
@rnickson they're taking away Mastodon.social's censorship on the federated feed, which has been a problem for many for a long time. I didn't expect that situation to last. If it wasn't Gab, it would have been somebody else.
Gab tweets indicated they plan to make money off hosting Mastodon-Gab servers.
@rnickson There's plenty of demand for sites and services such as 4chan and Gab but they've always been difficult to monetize to pay even their upkeep. Multiple instances and federation could very well be the future for such sites and services.
@rnickson hope so.
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