You have a selection of them here: https://ftp.funet.fi/pub/unix/irc/
Isn’t this exactly what OpenID Connect is/was all about? Afaik this is still the protocol behind the “log in with facebook/google/github” options you find on many websites, but it can be a fully decentralised authentication scheme if they’d only let users type in their own identity url.
I could care less about “growth” if that growth means an influx of disgusting racists. I’d much rather have a smaller, positive community that defends members of targeted communities.
You have no idea how good it is to see this attitude from the central developers of the platform. How much better wouldn’t the world be if more people were thinking like this? Kudos to you all!
Probably not what you’re looking for, but Hubzilla has a
cart addon that is an online store you can host in a channel. Documentation is scarce and it’s a tad on the primitive side, but useable enough for simple shops.
My guess it’s not so much a ban as the practical consequence of adhering to the current sanctions. After all GSOC implies a paid position, and payments to these regions are covered by the sanctions.