My talk on the Economics of Software Freedom from #LibrePlanet is now published at
Focus is on how to coordinate to support an economy of open abundance instead of only scarcity and exclusion
Our wiki article describing the core concept of the Snowdrift Dilemma has been overhauled. Deeper overall precise points instead of just general concepts (the general overview can be elsewhere)
This is a part of efforts to more thoroughly clarify the political/conceptual framework for the Snowdrift.coop mission…
Other work toward actual launch still going on, too slowly, but we're still here, still working
I found this to be about the best expression of the whole state of issues with the world today
@snowdrift is working to be one of many efforts to address these things, but struggling to get past the diagnosis stage and into the actual solving. Would love help and engagement and collaboration and solidarity from others who get the diagnosis
@snowdrift is applying as a high priority project at #fsf and I heartily support their inclusion there! Their innovative crowdmatching mechanism for #donations focused on #funding #foss is great, imho.
Judge for yourself. They wrote a very convincing blog post about their fsf application:
#Snowdrift still discussing some of the details of the mechanism, so all contributions are welcome!
Read our latest blog post to find out why Snowdrift.coop would make an excellent addition to the @fsf High Priority Free Software Projects list, heading a new key area of focus, Sustainability and Growth. #FSF #FreeSoftware #FreeLibreOpen #SustainableUserFreedom https://blog.snowdrift.coop/2021-high-priority-free-software-project-list/
Snowdrift.coop work lately has been busy but all behind-the-scenes, little to show yet publicly. Update from this week: successful transfer of all our servers to OSUOSL https://osuosl.org after 18 months of on/off planning. Closing our AWS account. This enables the Snowdrift team to not worry about sysadmin issues and focus solely on getting launched!
Snowdrift.coop will have a few representatives (a couple of whom are giving talks on tangential subjects) at #LibrePlanet2020
May also have a chance for some meetup, let us know if you'll be there and want to connect!
More details on our event posting at our forum: https://community.snowdrift.coop/t/seagl-seattle-wa-november-15-16-2019/1372
Thanks to partnership with @OSUOSLhttps://osuosl.org we are finally getting our core servers and systems more solid and reliable!
Dealing with those things has been a major distraction and obstacle (costing us months to years even). We're now going to have that stuff in place as a stronger foundation for the rest of our development and organizing!
(Longer blog post coming once the process is farther along)
New blog post (finally, a year late) announcing our new forum: https://blog.snowdrift.coop/new-forum
New homepage with fancy animated video is now live at https://snowdrift.coop
We only spent about 2 years of (on and off) work on it, so don't expect perfection. ;)
Hopefully, we'll get around to writing blog post about it sometime soon.
Primary driver of the overhaul is announcing our new forum (also highly adjusted to be the best it can be):
All connected policies including Code of Conduct have been overhauled.
Feedback always welcome. Coming soon: blog posts, more announcements…
crowdmatching for public goods
A cooperative funding platform for free/libre/open works
A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.