It should come as no surprise that I love Uses This. They recently profiled Eugen Rochko of Mastodon (the social network, not the band; feel free to follow me there!). Unsurprisingly, Eugen is a committed Linux user.
I was also interested in this Paul Ford profile. He uses Apple hardware but mostly seems to use Emacs as his OS.
Man I love Uses This.
Eugen Rochko, Developer of Mastodon | Uses This
So yeah. IRC is versatile.
What Really IRCs Me: Mastodon | Linux Journal
In January, Mastodon received a $70,000 grant from Samsung NEXT over the transparent crowdfunding platform OpenCollective–that is, OpenCollective is the entity that holds the grant, anyone can request a payout by submitting an expense receipt or an invoice, and I get to decide whether that request will be fulfilled, with all such transactions being viewable by everyone. The purpose of the grant is attracting more developers and other outside help to Mastodon. Whoever contributes to Mastodon with code or translations can get compensated for their time. My own wage, as well as mastodon.social operating costs, remain dependent on this Patreon.
I hadn’t heard of OpenCollective but it looks very interesting. And it makes it easy to see how money is spent within a project, which is always a good thing.
Mastodon 2.8.0 preview (and other things) | Gargron on Patreon