Jack Dorsey departs Bluesky board | TechCrunch

Jack Dorsey departs Bluesky board | TechCrunch

It appears that Blusky's most prominent backer is no longer on its board.

On Saturday, Jack Dorsey posted on X about grants for open protocols from his philanthropic Start Small initiative. This prompted someone to ask Dorsey if he was still on the Bluesky board, and he Answered With a resounding “no,” Dorsey did not respond to any of the follow-up posts asking him to explain his departure.

It is unclear when Dorsey left the board. By Sunday morning, Blusky's Corporate FAQ still identifies him as a board member. We have contacted the company for confirmation.

update: Blusky has it. published the following statement:

We sincerely thank Jack for his help with funding and launching the bluesky project. Today, Bluesky continues to thrive as an open-source social network running on atproto, a decentralized protocol we built.

With Jack's departure, we are looking for a new board member for Bluesky, a public benefit company who shares our commitment to building a social network that puts people in control of their experience. More to come!

Dorsey. First to announce Bluesky. In 2019, when he was still the CEO of Twitter. He wrote that Twitter (now X) is “funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media.”

Since then, Bluesky has become an independent public benefit corporation, led by CEO Jay Graber. With VC supportand this Opened to the general public. in February.

Dorsey appears to have deleted his Blusky account sometime last year, though his departure was acknowledged at the time. Vandalism of social media posts. (they also Deleted his Instagram account..) Nevertheless he persisted. The biggest name associated with the project.

Back at X, Dorsey had quite an active weekend. Apart from dropping corporate news, that too Weighed in on the beef between Drake and Kendrick Lamar., Unfollowed almost every other accountAnd PostedDon't rely on corporations to give you rights. Defend them using freedom technology. (You're on one)”

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