@sl007 @cjd fun fact 1., the author of that paper is @1br0wn here
fun fact 2.: there's an IGF panel today with him, myself, and a few other fantastic people, about this very topic:
I'll share a stream link once I get it.
Another one is how big is the blocking instance. If we're talking hypothetically Facebook or Twitter joining fedi, I see no issue with any other fedi instance deciding not to federate with them, but I feel Facebook and Twitter would need to have very good and well-documented reason to be allowed to defederate from a fedi instance, due to their monopolistic position.
But very interested in @1br0wn's view.
@rysiek @sl007 @pettter @1br0wn @Argus
Great video, I finally watched to the end, clearly articulates reason I expect Fedeverse to outlast the silos.
However, a lot is riding on the right of mods to apply their CoC arbitrarily. If people *could* sue for wrongful defederation, you know exactly who would be first to the courthouse.
The issue is not with small instances defederating from one another, the issue is with a corporate hijack through centralization and then defederating all the small instances, akin to how e-mail got all but hijacked by the big players and spam blacklists make it hard to run small e-mail servers.
@pettter @cjd @sl007 @1br0wn @Argus so there needs to be a kind of measured, gradual response to instances defederating. Small instances do whatever they want, huge ones need to be bound by some rules I guess. That's an interesting way of introducing friction that works against economies of scale (we want such friction!).
consider also that 2 years ago we already had the issue with a largish Japanese company (Pixiv/Pawoo) buying at *least* one Mastodon instance, becoming a funder of the project as well as taking over several smaller domains, and the "West" having to (partly) defederate from it due to legal differences over what content is permitted in JP and Europe - this hasn't really disrupted the Fediverse greatly..
@rysiek Good luck!
@rysiek I just finished this. What a fascinating conversation - I love to see the talk range from the techical to policy.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!