Gargron, a cis male who writes the software and is known to be arrogant and self-admittedly closed-minded to ideas he didn't make
Versus noelle, *basically* the only moderator of mastodon.social, an unemployed trans woman, the backbone of keeping mastodon.social (and greater mastodon by extension) safe
I'm sorry this just doesn't seem very fair to me
One is making a decent salary for a software developer
The other is making less than they would be making at McDonald's
@animeirl 20k of them came from tumblr of course they don't lol
I support a few people right now on Patreon and can't take on any more right now. I've submitted a patch and am working on more. I'm also working on BigSense.io, that's in use by students at the University of Dayton and I get $0 for that right now.
I'd like to be able to get enough support to work on it full time, but it's a lot of work to either build a following or apply for grants.
@Elizafox op redraft this with a link to her patreon
@citrustwee not afaik, she does get patreon donations
if she's paid now it's a recent development
Also doesn't seem like a fair comparison and an attack on individuals. Solving systematic problems as an individual isn't really an option either.
Devs and mods should get equal pay, and their perceived personality shouldn't play a role in that. Just as should the people making the hardware and the content. It's not fair, but I'm not going to blame it on the workers.
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