Mozilla pays its CEO a 7 figure salary but it's moving to Discord's Recaptcha as a security model because it can't afford to hire anyone in all of Silicon Valley who knows how to set up SASL on an IRC server, or explain how IRC works without yelling "fuck" every other sentence.
@flussence Matrix is kind of a big mess to operate
@flussence they could take the ceo's salary to pay for the matrix server but it still wouldn't be able to handle more than a few hundred clients
@flussence maybe they should try Zulip? It's not quite Weave wrt. features, but AFAIK it's somewhat in that direction. They could even use the SaaS version if they can't be assed to host one themselves.
@flussence to make matters worse discord actively bans third party client users.
@flussence can you please provide links to support your claims?
@flussence They are really making it hard for technically minded people to support them, but their killer argument still is "we're not the others".
@flussence I think the problem is neatly summarized in the first 8 words of your status =(
@flussence i think it's just that… you can't have a CEO in silicon valley without paying them six figures.
@flussence In fairness, that *is* how IRC works.
@flussence This is disingenuous. Mozilla is not moving to Discord. Half of Rustlang did, but Rustlang is not Mozilla. I'm 99% sure that Discord is completely ruled out for Mozilla.