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.
@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 🖒
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