Open Collective
Open Collective
Some changes going forward
Published on July 28, 2023 by maloki

We don't update on here very often, but this one is important.

For a long time there's been a very small team of people who've headed Tusky, with more responsibility on their back than they could carry, but because of circumstances, they kept carrying it because the project was worth while. Back in November 2022, when the fediverse got a lot more attention, so did Tusky, which resulted in more contributors to help take some of that burden off. 

Since then we've been working to figure out a way to restructure things towards a healthier structure, to take some of the load off. The two roles largely affected by this restructure is the work done by Conny and maloki. Conny and maloki have both wanted to step back for a while, but we wanted to take the time to know we had done a lot of the handover before we did, and before we announced it publicly. Conny's resignation was made public in our matrix channel last night, before we'd finished writing this, which naturally got people talking.

As it stands right now, Conny is resigning entirely from working on Tusky, and maloki is still on in an advisory position and as an admin until the end of the year. We've both needed to step back due to both mental and physical health reasons, and it's been difficult decisions to make, especially when you have a love and a passion for a project you've been working on since 2017-18. 

Tusky will continue with active development, and still has a fantastic team of core contributors who've been working dilligently with us since November. And we also have other people of the core team you might have been less familiar with still onboard. 

Thank you for all your support through the years, and hopefully it'll be many more years yet to come. 

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David Bonner

Posted on July 28, 2023

Thanks for all your hard work, and for making sure the project found new maintainers.
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Ivan Sagalaev

Posted on July 28, 2023

Tusky is a great app, and you seem to be very responsible maintainers. Thank you both for the time on the project and best wishes with your plans onward!

Bois de Vache

Posted on July 28, 2023

Best of luck to both of you and thank you for all you've done in the past.


Posted on August 27, 2023

Are y'all still looking for help? I do project management for software as a day job, and would be interested in getting involved.