Also since Mastodon gGmbH is a real legal entity now and I am its CEO I am actually the CEO of Mastodon now. Sorry for ruining the jokes.
@stux @Gargron Eugen built the whole thing and before that it was an organization or club. At GMBH with organization, the whole thing looks very different from a legal person. Also in the contracts. It starts with the fact that several people are part of your undertaking and you are contractually involved and even have to. If you are stuck in the system as a CEO, the CEO is not exactly willing to push through everything. Everything is more difficult and more checked
@Gargron I had this note since notes were added....
don't ask about owo part, I'm confused too, probably was a test
@Thann Yeah, I'll need to work on that soon -- though I expect people will remain more motivated by Patreon rewards (which unfortunately make them non-donations tax-wise)
@Gargron I was working with someone on making an open source Patreon-style site for tax-deductible donations, but I haven't made any headway =[
I think a stand-alone white-lableable donations site would be great for your purposes now tho
@Gargron I was also thinking of someway to help other instances pay for servertime, perhaps instance owners can apply to get a monthly cheque? What do you think of that?
I think betterplace makes this easier when you're a nonprofit under German law:
They automatically send donors a Spendenbescheinigung.
Its so criminal lawsuits can't be filed against him, that could ultimately rally the base to support things like #uploadFilters, #Fakebook style AI to boost "#authoritarian (-we mean #authoratative) sources", and #googleSafeBrowsing-style, #telemetry.
So we don't need more eyeballs on the code, in the form of local FeatureBounties and #BugBounties. Like what we produced as part of our (#)FediFlyer.
New to it... good job.
Only comment I have, is make the install completely in app & idiot proof. No thinking by new user, no jumping to web site... just point & click.
You are the only alternative I found to twitter...
And I think I am talking to a future billionaire...
Your revenue models could be very subtle & interesting.
Well done so far 🖒
@Gargron What kind of organization will be? A for-profit organization... a non-profit organization? Where is the manifesto of this new organization? Now, I became curious and need more details.
@rmotao gGmbH means non-profit LLC. The manifesto should be available on the German company register if I understand correctly.
@Gargron Could you look at this when have some time and share with us? I think this is a important thing that Mastodon users should know.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!