Stephen Downes

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This article was published on Tuesday but you can tell how old it is by noting it still puts Mastodon usage at 2 million people (it passed the 10 million mark last week). It also feels like I've read it before, but I checked, and no, it's new. Anyhow, the article is a good glimpse into the thinking of founder and CEO Eugen Rochko. The best quote: "What (Venture Capital firms) seem to be interested in is, 'We'll give you money now and you don't have to think about monetizing, but in two years, let's figure out how we could turn your open-source project around.' That's kind of a no-go zone for me. It's a trap. It's clearly against our project's ideals."

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