I'm going to have to increase my support for the author on that patron website with an e.
Tangentially related: the main reason I'm not on a Mastodon instance is that I don't really want more reasons to be online. Identi.ca being a ghost town these days has serious benefits. The other reason is that I don't want to run my own instance, and I'm not particularly confident in any, or haven't put effort into looking. I don't mean that I dislike any or all instances moderation policies (I don't really care), but I don't want to attach my identity to any one, or create a bunch of separate ones, and they each seem to be at a BBS level of governance, sustainability, something like that.
So what happens with MediaGoblin? That’s a conversation I have to have with the MediaGoblin community. I’d be happy for this [Spritely] *to be* the future of MediaGoblin, but given that it’s a language rewrite I’m not sure if some people will be unhappy and will want to continue the existing codebase… which they’d be welcome to do.
Spritely may or may not evolve to replace MediaGoblin in some fashion in the future, but the goals of the projects are pretty different, and MediaGoblin has a community to take care of it. In the short term, Spritely is nothing like MediaGoblin.
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“If you look at the http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/mediagoblin.git repo, you'll see that Chris hasn't made a release for three years, and that other people are advancing the master branch. Moving from focusing on ActivityPub to focusing on Spritely isn't actually going to change things a lot in that regard.
Spritely may or may not evolve to replace MediaGoblin in some fashion in the future, but the goals of the projects are pretty different, and MediaGoblin has a community to take care of it. In the short term, Spritely is nothing like MediaGoblin.”
With the major crash of YouTube tonight...NOW would be a great time to be marketing MediaGoblin as being usable...