IMO, to a certain extent, this is a question of what our goals are.
Is our goal to have a federated network which _everyone_ can join with their instance, then we should allow Facebook et al. join us, and we should work on ways to make sure that the joining of Facebook won't cause harm to people on other instances.
If our goal is to have an isolated safe space away from mainstream socnets, then whitelisting would be a good approach, but it wouldn't be "Fediverse" anymore.
speaking of piles of poo
If you use Gmail, then this page in incredibly creepy. https://myaccount.google.com/purchases
I've already migrated my Amazon account out of Gmail. Think it's time to move the iTunes account as well.
Step 1: Install Meteor in sdf.org using creepy shell script shown here https://www.meteor.com/install
Step 2: Run ~/.meteor/meteor
Step 3: `GLIBCXX_3.4.15' not found (required by ~/.meteor/packages/meteor-tool/.1.5.2.sr068l.entaq++os.linux.x86_64+web.browser+web.cordova/mt-os.linux.x86_64/dev_bundle/bin/node)
Why Does Meteor (Cordova) bundle its own 1/2 broken node.js?
Stop it AT&T. It's not 5G.
Yesterday's DTNS had a good outsiders discussion about walled gardens and decentralization of social media. Lays out what many people consider the roadblocks standing in the way of disruption.
Man sues feds after being detained for refusing to unlock his phone at airport -
Codes for a living. CVEs for fun and profit. Plays drums for mostly fun. ZSH. Emacs, Atom, Eclipse. Vim curious.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko