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Right now the fediverse is nipping at the heels of the silos.

They know we are here, and they perceive us as a threat. We know this from leaked emails from facebook.

That said, they could attack us in an oblique manner with any number of poisoned waterhole attacks.

Earlier today someone predicted one or more of those platforms just integrate activitypub and crush us by incorporating us.

Another pointed at the potential for procedurally generated instances that just harvest data, or overwhelm our ability to suspend all of the instances they throw up.

When these attacks are adapted to... they'll get concerned, and will try to frame us as part of "the dark web(tm)"...

That's how we'll know we're winning.

@TheGibson

I'm interested in brainstorming immune system defenses

beyond our strength as actually real people who can tell the difference between fake and person, usually pretty obvious

@Food

I am interested in this as well.

I feel like some sort of new instance registry may be necessary if we see these sorts of co-opting efforts occurring...

Like a low speed probationary period or something...

@thegibson @Food The other thing to look out for are large quantities of instances on related IP blocks. Major corporations often pay for large IP address spaces, in part to work around spam blacklists.

@vertigo

@TheGibson

I'm looking for a solution about how GitHub's parent company is now Microsoft

Something we can use as #foss and such that has nothing to do with that recent company grab

@Food @vertigo @thegibson well there's gitlab. It has a self-hosted option.

Github is unfortunately so entrenched because of the discoverability it offers its users.

@waterbear @Food @vertigo @thegibson

github is not open. It's not very good either, as it requires running massive amounts of javascript to work at all, and still doesn't accept email for pull requests.

@agris @waterbear @Food @thegibson I'm not familiar with using email based workflows with raw git. Is there an online workflow description that works through how it's done? Thanks!

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