In preparation for POTENTIALLY deleting my #Keybase account at some point in the future, I've created an Identities page.

Keybase aside, it's probably good practice for me to maintain something like this on my own site.


@kev I recommend turning POTENTIALLY into DEFINITELY

@frederikstroem @sir nothing is wrong with it as far as I’m concerned. But this is the situation:

@kev @frederikstroem response to your blog post:

A pretty good reason to move away from Keybase is that if Fosstodon claims to be a place for free and open source software enthusiasts then it should conduct its business using free and open source software

@sir I disagree. Fosstodon is a place for FOSS enthusiasts to come together. It isn’t a playground for FOSS elitism or snobbery.

We _should_ use whatever tool we deem to be the most suitable for the job. At the moment, that’s Keybase.

We take a pragmatic approach to which tools we use, not an idealist one.


@kev @frederikstroem by what criteria was Keybase determined to be the most suitable?

@sir a number of reasons. Ease of use, features, familiarity with the product, places where you can use it (desktop, mobile etc).

The big one, is the fact that we don't have to maintain it - Mike and I are extremely busy people. We don't have time to maintain a raft of servers and tools. We would rather put that effort into Fosstodon.


@sir yes. But we would either need to host it ourselves (see my previous comment), or pay a fairly large portion of our funding toward a hosted solution.


@kev @frederikstroem why is using an existing hosted Matrix instance not an option?

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