so, your DID (which includes a pubkey) is actually your identity, and you can change your handle without changing your DID.
It doesn't exactly say it on the page i linked, but iiuc their plan is also that while today handles are all names ending with ICANN TLDs in the future they could also be under alternative TLDs defined by ✨blockchains✨.
for one thing, a lot of "non-tech" people do manage to buy their own domain names somehow.
but, also: domains-as-handles doesn't actually mean everyone needs to get their own domain. For instance, if/when feddit.de adopts ATP, you can be @sexy-peach.feddit.de on bluesky (and everywhere else that uses ATP).
IIUC, for now, it will just be that Mastodon users can follow a category on a Discord site, which means that they will see when new topics (threads) are created there (along with an excerpt of the initial post in each topic).
basically, yeah. but mastodon can't subscribe to rss/atom feeds, so (butterfly meme) is this... progress? 🤷
This looks pretty cool and I'm tempted to try it, but the fact that they have a discord makes me skeptical of the developers' values.
somehow i can forgive using the other platforms they use more than discord.
i do understand the motivations for having one, but if they're going to advertise themselves as a free software project they should at least be bridging their discord to matrix or something.
Yes, maybe, but I don’t see a big problem
If I used Portmaster, I would want to chat with the developers and other users and get involved with its development. But, I don't want to make a discord account, and they haven't bridged their discord to matrix, so, I can't. I see this is a big problem for the project.
include it`s fuctions in Discord itself, not possible in other social networks
You can easily have bots on Matrix (or XMPP, or IRC, ...).
That Discord tracks the user like FB and others, isn’t really a problem with extensions and privacy tools
🤦 yeah, no, it is still a problem. discord is proprietary software as a service, concentrating millions of people's unencrypted communications in one place. If you block all the servers doing surveillance, you would be blocking discord itself.
I refuse to give discord an email or phone number, or to agree to their terms of service, and so do many other people. By requiring the use of discord to participate in their community, the developers of portmaster are alienating the privacy-aware demographic of discerning technologists which might otherwise use and contribute to their software. They are communicating clearly that they don't see discord as a problem, and that means that they are not people who I want to rely on to develop privacy tools for me.
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