On the 9th anniversary of my decision to drop everything and create software for a "decentralised social network" it's worth re-affirming what this was all about in the first place. The very first thing I worked on in 2010 was magic-auth and decentralised access control. Without privacy, there was no point. I had a working privacy implementation before I even started on sending messages. No other project in the fediverse or federation has even tried to provide access control of everything you publish at the source - on your website.
My other primary motive was to create a project with no spam - because after a few decades working on email I felt that this needed to be confronted head on. I made a lot of enemies over this. I never dreamed that people in this space loved spam and were terrified and hostile that I wanted to get rid of it. But I'm adamant. On my software, spam is not happening.
I've been through a number of project names and concepts and forks since that day. I've scrapped everything and started over several times. I've experimented with a lot of different technology and protocols.
But at its core these two things which I set out to do on day one have not changed. Nomadic identity is cool, but that's not why I'm here or why I'm still here. And people who continually attack my software over the utility of nomadic identity or lack thereof or the way it's coded are merely trying to shift attention from the fact that they've got spam gateways you can drive an armada of starships through and barely working privacy and no access control - even after all these years.