Seeing an argument that Mastodon instances are hard to deploy (true of any web application) and that the solution is to focus on making something "serverless" that can be deployed to AWS or other clouds that provide proprietary "serverless" frameworks. Making applications that only run on giant cloud hosting providers is absolutely *not* the path toward technological autonomy. I think we need to better communicate free software principles here.

Ian McKellar @ian
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@dthompson technological autonomy isn't about not hosting on rented hardware, it's about users having control and choice. An ActivityPub implementation that you could unzip on your web host that back-ended to Firebase or whatever would give some people autonomy that the Mastodon impementation doesn't. One size doesn't fit all.

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