Looks like their Mastodon instance doesn't federate and also hides local and federated timelines.
I'd still recommend getting a libre #selfhosting solution instead which doesn't have a corporation behind it, benefit or not. The data stays on your own computer, you get to decide configuration options, it's more affordable, provides more apps etc.
@praveen @njoseph @alcinnz I agree with Praveen here. I’ve seen a few people mention this article from @brandon but the lack of federation is just an assumption at this point, and an incorrect one IMO.
They state that there are millions of people on the network. That impossible without federation. Plus, as Praveen said, people can follow other instances, so that’s clearly not the case.
I really think Brandon should issue a correction.
Now they fixed this issue as well https://chaos.social/@ConnyDuck/102025387053012002
Also the accusation here is not at all considering the track record of Purism. They have a history of working closely and contributing to the projects they ship in their products. The people working there are all key contributors to many well known Free Software projects. As for the credits, it is likely just an oversight. I don't think they want to take credit for other people's work.
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