i think i am going to need to write a blog post about why taking money from guilty billionaires and institutions is the most effective way of actually achieving our shared goals of scaling fediverse development up to the same level of competitiveness as the proprietary services.
you see, we need to get *ahead* of those services and start putting out new features they haven't thought of yet. but we need to have all the features they already thought of.
scaling the fediverse to be a serious contender verses facebook/twitter is doable, but it is going to require serious, stable commitments of funding. community fundraising like patreon simply isn't going to scale things up fast enough.