I like this idea, but also have trouble reconciling it, on the upstream side, with needing scale for the things on which we build, and on the downstream side of needing scale to be accessible and inclusive.
maybe there are different kinds of scaling that help resolve this?
@deejoe I'm not sure how not scaling to, say, thousands of users reduces accessibility, except that it requires more instances to be set up?
there's a premise that some people hold that accessibility requires centralization, but i don't agree with that.
yeah, maybe that's an entirely different idea than what people usually mean by scale. I think being able to do needful things does mean "bigger" in absolute terms than many of us are comfortable with, but not necessarily the "move fast and break things on the way to acquiring market share and excluding competitors" type of scaling.
@deejoe @brion @tindall I noticed this is a huge problem in the open source community — going from a hobby project to a community project. Few projects are successful at this, and pretty much none do it without problems.
Anything that would help with that step would have a tremendous impact on the whole community.
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