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Federation "has taken us pretty far, but it's undeniable that once you federate your protocol, it becomes very difficult to make changes. And right now, at the application level, things that stand still don't fare very well in a world where the ecosystem is moving"

A critical look at why federated services "will fail". I hope for the best but it's good to know what we are up against.

lwn.net/Articles/687294/

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