@oxenfree many people on gnusocial are angry at mastodon for breaking standards, not having regard for how their system federates with others, blocking instances over criticism, and for some the cardinal offense lies within generally being more to the left then gnusocial.
As it is contained to gnusocial its really easy to ignore, however bein ghtat YOU are on gnusocial you may be concerned about mastodon disapearing from the federation as they switch protocols.
Worst case scenario mastodon switches to activity pub leaving gnusocial behind and putting a wall between two groups with cool ass content.
I'm cwebber, co-editor of ActivityPub. I believe in cooperation on the federated social web over hostility. I value the contributions of the whole fediverse, including and especially all the work done on OStatus. Even when we do not agree on a technical direction, we can gain a lot by communicating and trying to solve our common problems together. I hope we can unite the fediverse, and if not, I hope we can always foster constructive dialogue.
If the lead dev of GNU Social, the lead dev of Mastodon, and a co-editor of ActivityPub don't want to see open hostility and fighting over this, that should be a good sign to you that this is not a "war" of any kind.
Let's work together, and at the very least, be the best person *we* can in open dialogue. Assume good faith.
Couldn't agree more. Often people people seem to forget that there is value in the process of working out differences itself. It builds understanding of multiple viewpoints, flexibility, critical thinking, empathy and much more that we don't get when we just find instant agreement on issues.