Need to find a sustainable way (Kickstarter, Grants, ect) to keep working on full time otherwise I will need to start freelancing again and spend less time on pixelfed. Any ideas?
@crushv Will do, thanks!
@dansup Patreon/Librepay? That's how Gagron does it for Mastodon. hope you find a way.
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@dansup yeah maybe an unlimited level? or maybe support options?
what if a school or company wants to run their own pixelfed instance. maybe they need a bit of help setting it up? or customizing their pixelfed?
i really think pixelfed will take off a bit more once there is a mobile app. personally, i can't be bothered to share photos and such until there's a mobile app.
then maybe you can start getting more backers like Gagron.
@dansup Sending a couple of bucks/month your way via patreon...
@dansup You're welcome!
@dansup what about paid accounts?
@susannah i thought about this as well. maybe paid accounts on the flagship server.
free accounts capped to certain number of photos? or photos per month?
then this might encourage others to open their own servers too.
this is a dual problem - cost of running pixelfed server, and money so Dansup can continue to develop the platform.
I would second the idea of finding a payment model that works rather than depending on separate dobations through patreon, etc.
Each server paying for itself is essential, or we'd end up with servers disappearing overnight.
I wouldn't consider hosting my files on a server that wasn't sustainable.
@dansup A kickstarter for a mobile app could be a thing to try. Just being on Kickstarter should give the project some additional visibility and the app would make it easier for people to use Pixelfed.
@dansup This just scrolled through: https://mastodon.social/@ricardojmendez/101026762934246277
I am not sure what to think of it and didn't have time to read deeper. So, caveat emptor.
@dansup pixelfed as a service?
@dansup Liberapay account to collect direct support like Mastodon does? You have my support
Do you have a Patreon?
@dansup would patreon for the market?
@dansup add a visible donation link, include Paypal, Bitcoin, Liberapay, Patreon links. Include information on how to fund specific issues. Many projects lack this simple way to finance.
@magicfab I agree, I have signed up for OpenCollective today (just waiting for the application to be approved) and am working on updating pixelfed.org!
@dansup also ELI5 what it is and whyit's important.No idea from the website, no demo that I could find.
@dansup what are you thinking?
@jdormit I applied for a grant, am in talks with potential clients and am on the hunt for higher tier patreon sponsors.
@dansup clients for PixelFed or doing consulting?
@dansup nice. I'm super interested in how the Patreon turns out, I think exploring funding/business models for the Fediverse is crucial for securing its future
@dansup When will Pixelfed start federating?
I think that will be a huge milestone to get it on the hyper-speed track 👍
@noplanman Federation support is just around the corner, been testing it for a week!
Awesome! Can't wait to set up an instance. Whoop whoop 🚀
@dansup Saskatchewan has a co-op incubator, they could do all the heavy lifting, let you focus on your work.
@acaiSG Interesting, do you have any more info? I'm in Alberta, maybe its limited to Sask only.
I'd go through #Liberapay rather than #Patreon. Firstly, your audience are mainly #FOSS geeks who will appreciate it. Secondly, #Patreon can get very nasty about closing accounts with no warning. I only ever used my account to give to #FOSS projects, never to ask for money, and they closed my account just because I donated to #Armory3D (who they also closed despite *delivering* what they promised and more!)
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