@liaizon Just me (plus some community contributors I'm grateful for) but that's not ideal! I am open to community governance and becoming a core contributor rather than owner.
But at least up until now having it be my project was the trade-off for it existing at all -- if I focused on governance first I would have lost interest and never actually made it happen. That is of course my own shortcoming.
@darius would you be interested in some community call or discussion taking place *somewhere* about how we could go about getting some more structured community control of hometown? There is a zeitgeist right now about the current dilemma and I’d much rather harness it to reinforce community building in hometown or glitch-soc then it go towards yet another fork.
@liaizon Yeah for sure. I will probably talk to some of my friends who specialize in open source governance and see what some good options are. Open to suggestions here (or as issues on Hometown repo too)
@liaizon My main worry is that community governance will kill it as a project via well meaning people wanting to implement too many distinctive features, but that is something I can live with. I never wanted it to be a big project (and it currently is not a big project by design), ideally I wanted its stuff to be pulled into upstream Mastodon so I could shut it down!
@darius I posted about this here https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/discussion-mastodon-and-the-fediverse/1967/8 and would love to have a community call about this issue sometime this month!
> My main worry is that community governance will kill it as a project via well meaning people wanting to implement too many distinctive features
This can be tackled. The community might start just as modest on a similar strategy you followed until it has proven itself to be healthy and sustainable.
With a clear manifesto of sorts it may clearly set out its values and objectives along which it develops the platform. So that you can point to it and say "Sorry, won't do".
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