The FidoNet chapter from BBS: The Documentary (2004) is I think required viewing for fediverse admins.
Bulletin board services (BBSes) were pre-web online communities with forums, mail, games, etc. FidoNet was/is basically a volunteer-run federation layer that let BBSes communicate with each other.
The video talks about FidoNet's growing pains, especially around governance & a mismatch between what users wanted and what the sysops felt was required to maintain the net.
... some background here: I'm not a developer of any sort, but like to tinker with Linux desktop and server. The tasks I do with text editors is to write markdown and LaTeX, ssh into my server and quickly edit some files. Some terminal apps support Vim keybinding with a bit tweaking, which is a big converting factor for me.
Okay, so this coolguy posts the source code for the Apollo 11 Guidance Computer on GitHub:
This dumb bitch opens an Issue suggesting in the most irritating possible way that they give it a Code of Conduct: https://github.com/chrislgarry/Apollo-11/issues/411
Everyone's like "um, this code is literally fifty years old. What the hell?"
Apparently she just spams the Contributor Covenant to any GitHub project she sees and complains on Twitter whenever anyone says no XD
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