@kaniini Are you saying that this pleroma can run on a computer without Mastodon underneath it, at all ? As in, without a node.js , without any Ruby, and without any CWs ?

That sounds preposterous to me.

If it were true (and I doubt it), then companies would be selling networks without a Mastodon. This clearly is not happening, so there must be some error in your calculations. I hope you realise that Mastodon is more than just mastodon.social ? It's a whole system that runs the network from start to finish, and that is a very difficult thing to acheive. A lot of people don't realise this.

Gargron just spent $9 billion and many years to create 2.8, so it does not sound reasonable that some new alternative could just snap into existence overnight like that. It would take billions of dollars and a massive effort to achieve. Forkoff tried, and spent a huge amount of money developing but could never keep up with Mastodon. GNU Social tried to create their own system for years, but finally gave up recently and moved to Eunomia and Mastodon.

It's just not possible that a freeware like the Pleroma could be extended to the point where it runs the entire network from start to finish, without using some of the more critical parts of Mastodon. Not possible.

I think you need to re-examine your assumptions.

@hunter @kaniini holy shit I thought this was a reply guy post and I'm really glad I kept reading until I figured out what it actually is

@ben @kaniini @yarmo @hunter what is this link supposed to be? I just get a generic landing page

@sophia @SwooshyCueb @kaniini @yarmo @hunter I feel like there needs to be a library of bullshit rants about computers so people can know about all of these

@moritzheiber Wie konnte der nur so lange an mir vorbeigehen. Was aus diesem Menschen wohl geworden ist? ... Mitglied im EU-Parlament? Gut möglich @ben @SwooshyCueb @kaniini @yarmo @hunter

@ben @SwooshyCueb @kaniini @yarmo @hunter This is what internet trolls used to do back then. Now the art is lost.

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