Mastodon account(s), server search
hfollmann at itcfollmann.com
Thu May 25 19:15:19 CEST 2023
On Thu, May 25, 2023 at 06:23:37PM +0200, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> Am Donnerstag 01 Dezember 2022 17:42:47 schrieb Bernhard Reiter:
> > seems to be a good time to start an official Mastodon account
> > for GnuPG and related topics like Gpg4win and OpenPGP.
> this plan was frozen
> first by the future OpenPGP standards (see gnupg-devel@ from the 26th on).
> secondly by me being unable to work for several weeks
> > At least for announcements and some interaction as the interest
> > is growing for this decentral platform.
> I'm picking it up again and assume ongoing interest.
> == Server selection details
> > initial rough requirements:
> > * located in Europe
> (preferred, because many GnuPG / Gpg4win people
> know the legal environment in the EU better)
> > * can be volunteeringly paid for
> > * some volume / track record to expect a good administration
> > * a moderation and contents policy that allows for respectful
> > exchange, but is liberal in that commercial Free Software
> > topics (and broad other topics) are allowed as well.
> > * (optional) Free Software and privacy friendly organisation
> Found more:
> * can take the potential load (https://twitter.com/gnupg as 20k followers)
> * (optional) Tor network access
> * German any English?
> The latter is a question if we should make two account, one for Englisch and
> one for German. There are quite a lot of German speaking Gpg4win and GnuPG
> users, it probably is the second largest group after English.
> Thanks again for the server suggestions, my current ranking is:
> 1. https://mstdn.social 35k account
> Has everything, strong point: Tor access.
> Weak point: no advertising
> I've asked, and it is okay to write about professional
> Free Software products as long as it does not flood the public timeline.
> 2. infosec.exchange 18k
> Servers rented in Germany, Responsible Person in the US. No Tor.
> No FS preferance.
> Strong point: Infosec community (and moderators from that topic)
> 3. fosstodon.org 16k
> No Tor.
> weak point: English post only.
Well there was also the initial thought of spinning "our own" instance.
I still hold the gnupg.social dns registration and I am still willing
to pay for it and keeping it current.
I also would chip in time as a assistant administrator. Though I have to
say I do not have any experience in running a mastodon instance.
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