There are people claiming we need more "internet for people rather than corporate agendas" - to just end up with a bunch of complex, low-level pieces of infrastructure few "people" are even able to understand, let alone use. And so we repeatedly get lost in wasting effort and resources in too many unsustainable projects that, at the end, aren't usable by "people" but just "experts". Maybe the first important thing would be stepping out of the bubble and actually see who "people" are.
@Flophouse_Sam ... is not just a .tgz some user can download but rather, say, a service a user can log in to right away). Mastodon seems a good starting point here. I couldn't, as well, praise @elementary enough for the work they do. But they're still among the few landmarks, and it gets more difficult in other fields of tech. 😐
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