Bad dream: Mastodon becomes popular and mainstream, then Microsoft comes and invests fifty bajillion dollars into instances "to support open source", then their engineers start introducing features, independent instances can't keep up, and then Microsoft stops federating with all non-Microsoft instances by default "for security reasons".
Embrace, Extend, Extinguish
@deltaidea they haven't done that with e-mail yet at least
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