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Consensus here is pretty anti-Brave and there are definitely issues (e.g. no one has mentioned the bug that allowed your ISP to view TOR sites you visited in this browser, which is a really glaring problem) but I use it as my second browser for seeing how things look in Blink. As far as I’m aware, only Ungoogled Chromium is an option for FLOSS browsers based on Blink. My first will always be Firefox.

The only path left for Mozilla employees (those faithful idealists who haven’t left) is to fork Mozilla as a workers coop (no execs, no difference in pay, full operational transparency)

A co-op can have executives (voted on by the workers) and differences in pay (as part of a pay schedule, voted on by the workers).

Don’t know if still the case, but for example Mozilla employees couldn’t (according to contract) tell anyone about their paycheck.

This is heinous.

Is that how FLOSS should be developed?

Yes, all businesses should be worker-owned.

It literally isn’t. E.g. Parler had more aggressive censorship than Twitter. And what I mean by “cool” is “uncool”: this is a stupid, bad idea.

Cool, so a Lemmy where I can use ethnic slurs?

I am struggling to understand how the fediverse is less vibrant than c. three years ago when there are empirically orders of magnitude more users, instances, and services.

I am also not particularly concerned about Pawoo versus if they were some large contingent on Facebook or Twitter: if they were, then those companies would be disincentivized to block them, some of the gross filth there would leak into other parts of those sites, and I would have some kind of formal association with them that I don’t have belonging to instances of services that I trust and that have competent, aggressive moderation.

re: Race-baiting trolling, that’s a serious problem but I think the solution is blocking instances that don’t have aggressive moderation. To the extent that you may be perceived to be racist by all the SJW boogeymen, then I guess that’s just a price you’ll have to pay. Again, what is the alternative here? Sea lions/trolls/etc. on a centralized service would somehow be easier to block? And the compounded complaint about how the cancelers are making the Internet “unsafe” is so ridiculous as to not even take seriously. The author certainly doesn’t because the article in no way bothers to explain what is “unsafe” other than evidently some personality-based gripe about someone whom I’ve never heard of and don’t care about.

And his complaint about there being no culture is literally untrue on various Mastodon instances that I have seen based around artists, anarchists, etc. I just don’t even understand what he’s arguing here.

What am I seeing here? If you’re going to post a video from YouTube, please don’t use a redirect URI to Google’s surveillance network and instead use an Invidious instance.

Can you clarify: I think you may be asking one of two questions.

One is a kind of social experiment one about viable alternatives to non-federated services and if the network effect is sufficient. E.g. I personally use two Mastodon instances and I don’t use Twitter. I find discussion on Mastodon to be much better than on Twitter and far less ugly and confusing, so in that respect, it is a viable alternative. If you are looking for a flood of hundreds of millions of users making a firehose of posts, that’s not going to happen any time soon.

The second question you may be asking is something along the lines of, “If I have a non-ActivityPub-based service on the Web, can I convert that into an ActivityPub-based one?” and the answer there is a lot more complicated but some services such as WordPress now allow federation, so that’s something.

In other words, in terms of adoption of fediverse services, there has definitely been traction and mostly it’s a matter of quantity over quality. If you are asking a technical question about how easy ActivityPub is to use as a standard, I’m too ignorant to answer.

The title doesn’t mention a lot of things: that’s why it’s worth reading the article. It also says “like”.

Well, it explicitly mentions Hacker News, so why did you bring it up here?

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Why would you do this instead of using Firefox? The only reason to have a free Chromium-based browser (e.g. Brave) is for Web design testing as far as I’m concerned.

And there niche browsers, of course like Lynx, Otter, Pale Moon, etc. but those are not realistic choices for taking on Blink/Chromium-based supremacy. Mozilla in general and Firefox in particular are critical for the health of the Web.

Did you ever determine if it was a denial of service attack or just an influx from Hacker News (hi!)