After having taken the time to set up YunoHost, I've saved myself a little money and feel empowered.
However, I now have no direct imperative to financially support some orgs/projects I like and was supporting (GreenNet, Wallabag, etc).
I could self-host and donate, but then it probably ends up costing more if you factor in time and money combined.
@dazinism Yes agreed. I think the pendulum could swing too far back in revolt against big platforms.
Though I do see some sense in the 'no servers no admins' P2P ideal too, from the perspective of agency and anti-authoritarianism.
I suppose if your servers and admins are part of the collective, then their existence is less of an issue.
I guess agency + community should be the goals, and the infrastructure that best enables that more of an implementation detail.
@neil yeah, not hung up on specific architecture or tech stack. Just very open to stuff, as you mention, that increases agency & community **at all layers of the tech stack**
The stack is so complex that theres all kinds of organisations that have to be trusted when we use computers. Fixating on eliminating, or taking personal control of, a layer of the stack reduces the number of parties that need trust. But still so many more
Also there are cases where theres benefits to keeping that layer
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