"facebook is provably evil and has motives that are diametrically opposed to the underlying promise of the internet's potential to connect people, but their massive web tech is exactly what we need for our open source project" is a really wild ride every time I think about it.

@djsundog sometimes it's not so much "question if we actually need this bad webshit" as "question if the underlying project, or new development therein, is even of value, if it is so inextricably connected to such things"

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@carcinopithecus exactly! and honestly it's kind of an ironic blind spot for certain project devs to have when they shun other open source projects due to the devs having horrible politics. like, giving the shitcorp a pass over the shitlords is not really doing anything.

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