Current status of costs and volunteers
Hamara project is sponsoring the hosting costs all this while, with costs increasing as we expand, we should launch a crowd funding campaign. We also need to find more volunteers to support server maintenance.
We should also evaluate if we should continue to maintain diaspora service. I personally think we should look at it after we ask the community for funds and at least till diaspora has pod migration feature (hopefully in 0.8 release).
diaspora 0.8 milestone: https://github.com/diaspora/diaspora/milestone/35 about 88% complete.
Things we need for crowd funding:
Explain the importance of what we do. Explain problems of centralized platforms collecting personal data and influencing even elections (Cambridge Analytica, recent revelations of Wall Street Journal about Facebook ties with ruling govt etc). Text, illustrations and videos.
Decide where we are going to accept donations. We usually use personal accounts of volunteers or accounts of registered organizations.
Share the details of crown funding widely.
Poll Created Tue 1 Sep 2020 6:31PM
Would you be able to join a video call this Thursday 9pm IST? Closed Thu 3 Sep 2020 4:00PM
We should discuss about the crowd funding campaign. I will share a jitsi link close to the meeting time.
Edit: Moved to 9pm from earlier schedule of 8pm
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