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Great article,thank you very much for that 👍 I’ll post that to my Mastodon account and hope that I’ll reach many people with it.Just one little hint: You link to gitlab.com in the footer.This site is hosted at Google Cloud and receives funding from Google,so you shouldn’t use it.Non-profit alternatives at trusted hosters are https://notabug.org or https://pagure.io or https://codeberg.org


It looks like GlitchSoc seems to be more or less open to a feature which replaces Youtube but he isn’t totally sure yet.Please help in the discussion to make it happen! https://github.com/glitch-soc/mastodon/issues/1357



Yes,I thought that too but after a massive shitstorm,Gargron moved back to a open source solution.Unfortunately it still has Youtube at the front page and Google Fonts everywhere but it’s much better than the proprietary shit.


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To install the new #Mastodon instance (even if the domain is not there yet, you can prepare it) I just opened the documentation unsuspectingly, so now some proprietary provider is used instead of the good old open source site and this is a real #DataKrake 🤢 The start page of https://docs.joinmastodon.org includes no less than 10 different third-party domains, 6 requests to Google servers are blocked 👎 What is this?
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I don’t wonder about that as much as I should. It was clear that Gargron will take a stance against decentralization,against freedom and against the wishes of his users once again. Privacy-friendly joinmastodon.org will never happen 😭 He only reacts if you create a very big shitstorm as I did when he tried to move the documentation to a proprietary provider with hundreds of different third-parties.


Trying to contribute to Mastodon really isn’t fun. For the Youtube topic I found another issue asking for the same thing: https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/issues/769 If we all could give this one upvotes,too,they’ll maybe reconsider their stance against Peertube.


Bad news: Gargron doesn’t care about evil links being shared on Mastodon 😭 Well,I was actually expecting that to happen because he never does what the users want. Luckily there is a nice fork called GlitchSoc which gives users more freedom and I’ll try again there: https://github.com/glitch-soc/mastodon/issues/1357


Where did you find a ReCaptcha in Mastodon? 🤨


What about using Pagure? We could use the public instance https://pagure.io or host it on a own server as it’s open source and written in Python. I’m not a big fan of the bloated Gitlab software and as far as I know,they get huge donations from Google so they’re more or less dependent on them and won’t degoogle.


Degoogling the Fediverse

While https://joinmastodon.org might look good at the first view,it unfortunately has hidden Google shit which isn’t required.
If you hit the “How it works” button,you get to see a Youtube video which could also be loaded from https://peertube.social/videos/watch/7a087e5f-68e0-4359-8035-bfd9752e9b


I like the new website but at the bottom you link to GitLab. This is not a good idea as Gitlab.com is hosted on Google Cloud. Another bad thing is Github by Micro$oft but as we’re not against Micro$oft here,that’s maybe acceptable. GitLab however should be a strict no-go for a project like this.


That’s very good news 🙂 Linux stands for privacy and it gives bad reputation if they use surveillance tools on their own website.