My goal for is to establish a non-profit org that I can transfer the assets/code/instances to.
A proper governance model could take over responsibility for maintaining the project while allowing me to focus on coding.
@dansup sounds great. 👍🏻
@dansup you could consider a DAO alike setup. In which users, admins, devs earn utility tokens which allow them to vote. Permissionless, uncensurable, anonymous.
Probably won't solve much today, 'cause of it being so new. But it is an interesting governance model for OpenSource projects.
@berkes That wouldn't work, we dont need cryptocurrency or tokens to manage an open source project.
@dansup i'm wondering why you think it won't work.
Currently it's impractical. True. But the model can work fine to govern an opensource project fine, IMO.
Sure, you can run a FLOSS project with a BDFL, as an anarchy or even as a classic company. But in order to democratize it, one must give stakeholders votes. Which is only really possible with smart contacts. Just my thoughts, though.
@dansup interesting idea...
Pixelfed doesn't support Disroot mailbox.
@dansup you sir, just made my morning! This is great news.
@dansup just in case this paper could prove useful to your governance model research [PDF] https://blog.mozilla.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/MZOTS_OS_Archetypes_report_ext_scr.pdf
@freakazoid @dansup @zyx pixelfed is licensed under AGPL so the ASF would not be a good fit for it as the license would have to be changed to something non-copyleft (ASF prefers Apache License version 2 of course).
Joining an existing umbrella org is a good idea if the main goal is to focus on coding. Running your own org can become a huge distraction.
@dansup mmmh, gouvernance is a complicated topic...
@dansup I'm interested in the potential for cooperative governance models with open source projects. Been talking to some of the folks at OpenCollective about the potential. If it's of interest I'd be up for putting some effort in?
@dansup create a cooperative. Members pay an annual fee of $1 to have a vote for the board of directors. The board of directors would start off as an active board, and then transition to hiring operations managers to maintain your salary, etc. It's what WhatsApp should have been.
@dansup look at Resonate.is for a decent attempt at a consumer co-op model for a Spotify replacement.
@dansup platform co-op!
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!