I get very exhausted when people use their knowledge about how things are done in the big tech / surveillance capitalism (or maybe just "capitalist") world, and try and apply it in totally different domains, like community-focused volunteer projects.

Almost all the implicit assumptions don't hold.

Capitalist projects have a lot of resources to solve problems because they are willing to engage in destructive and extractive behaviours.

If we remove that part, the equation massively changes.

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@nicksellen I don't know a lot about tech or venture capital but I'm interested in how larger companies or foundations will invest in open source projects that will benefit their interests long-term. Makes me wish we could see larger union money financing grassroots organizing platforms

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