I actually agree that the Fediverse is sustainable without needing to be competitive with the big players. The thing is, I think it has the potential to be so much more than just sustainable. It seems like the kind of technology that could make a profound difference in the way that we think about web content as a society - that's the kind of impact that will require mass adoption to achieve.
@jdormit @peter @triptych Yeah I don't mean to say it can't reach way bigger than "sustainable", just that any worldly ambition still has to have a sustainable trajectory, not just a sustainable endpoint. That's where most projects fail, whether open, federated, or commerical & centralised, but Mastodon seems more resilient to those forces.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!