@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.
@oxenfree I take it all with a grain of salt personally, there are valid criticisms and there are not valid criticisms, likewaise there are valid defenses and not so valid defenses.
Its politics dude its dumb af boiiiiiiiiiiii
Worst case scenario mastodon switches to activity pub leaving gnusocial behind and putting a wall between two groups with cool ass content.
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.