My goal for :pixelfed: 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 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.

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@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.

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