Despite the current events, our members have continued to pour out financial support for Fosstodon and we couldn't be more humbled. As we've previously stated, we'll spread the love to open source projects when we've reached a surplus in funding.
Recently, several of you made reports of a few accounts that were making concerning toots surrounding pedophilia and the likes thereof. Considering the nature of the content and breach of our CoC, our Fosstodon Staff Members acted quickly to isolate and remove the accounts/toots.
Fosstodon is growing fast. When we first started back in August 2017, Mike and I were pretty sure that Fosstodon would end up being a niche instance with me, him and maybe a handful of other FOSS enthusiasts.
Fast forward nearly 3 years, we're the largest Linux/Open Source technology instance on the Fediverse, with nearly 9,000 members and growing. Fast.
We were recently asked by a member of our community why we were using Cloudflare as the Content Delivery Network for Fosstodon.
This was a valid concern considering the numerous privacy concerns that many people have when it comes to Cloudflare, especially when it comes to their free TLS certificates and what is basically MiTM TLS inspection.
Over the last year or so, we have had a handful of members leave Fosstodon to either start their own instance (which is awesome), or to join another instance as they feel they can't post about subjects other than FOSS on Fosstodon (not so awesome).