A Coda

Kit:

How would you make a site where the server operator can't get at a user's data, and given handling complaints and the fact that people can still screen cap receipts etc, would you?

Is it a valuable goal?

Owen:

That's what torpedoed my interest in developing gossamer further, honestly

meg laid out an abuse case so dismal that I consider the whole concept compromised

centralizing the service a little - mastodon-ishly, say - improves the situation a bit, but if they can't get at their users' data their options are limited

I think secrecy and republication resilience are kind of non-goals, and the lesson I took is that accountability (and thus locality and continuity of identity) are way more important

specifically accountability between community members, not accountability to the operator or to the state