@deutrino Don't go away
@deadsuperhero @Gargron Yeah, I haven't verified it. I'm currently clicking around looking for people to follow and saw some chatter from an admin of a little instance that Masto is dropping ostatus?? I lost the URL now. But I am concerned, I have plenty of people I want to interact with on multiple platforms.
@deutrino tl;dr: OStatus doesn't have privacy functionality of any sort, so (at least the plan was) "private" statuses no longer federate to those, because an OStatus implementation would likely just treat them as public, show them on public timelines etc
Mastodon instances, between themselves, continue to do this, because they've switched to communicating via ActivityPub (of which there are also other implementations out there)
@deutrino while public statuses continue to federate to OStatus as they always have, and OStatus posts federate into Mastodon as they always have
@deutrino it is literally just "this particular case is a really bad potential privacy leak when federating with OStatus so we *cannot* safely support it"
@theoutrider excellent explanation and totally understandable compromise. If the core functions of federating with ostatus-only nodes are preserved, then I am happy!
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