I had the opportunity to meet a very smart Mastodon developer recently and was struck by three things:
1. They're young and expect software look professional and work right out of the box.
2. They're thoughtful and are as much product managers as engineers.
3. They think in terms of what user will experience first, and implementation later, but equally competent discussing either.
If this is the next generation of the Free Software community, I couldn't be happier/prouder.
@emacsen Glad to hear! I hope in the future they can extend their vision of what "user" means in this context to instance administrator. I know that running a Mastodon instance is getting easier and easier over time - I'd love to see that trend continue and accelerate (understanding that people's time and effort are neither free nor infinite :)
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