And the Guardian invented a nice model (for paying them) where the "from as little as €1" is as important as the full patron with VIP access to all events.
In "continental Europe" [compare keynote speeches of W. Blau] it is mostly "Give us either data" or "Pay the monster abo" –
However: About Mozilla I saw one question occurring frequently like
"I am enthusiastic about Rust, how can I back it?" or
"I care about Firefox, how to save independence?"
Right. And so I sketch out my vision for a bright future:
Mozilla partners with The Guardian, NYT and Spiegel Online.
Together they create the most amazing ActivityPub software and instance giving their readers a safe and trustworthy webspace and amazing reader service, having an income source with many channels and reader retention cause people trust them.
@benwerd I think there's an important distinction between Mozilla surviving -- as a nominal alternative to a monopolist -- and thriving -- where it can make more of a difference in standards and the direction of the platform.
I like the in-browser patronage idea! But I'm also glad they're pursuing subscription product ideas.
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