Everything that significantly affects many people is inherently political.

Corollary: Software freedom is inherently political.

Even open source is, even if its origin story tries to avoid that.

Further corollary: if you build and run a popular web site (say, the bird site), it affects so many people that the site and everything it does is inherently political, whether the founders want that or not.


Me running a mastodon instance with public signups is a political action.

@maswan You're right and I applaud you for doing that (even if I'm not using your instance now).

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