So, let’s start discussing
I can see many projects that need funding:
- libre.sh v1
- libre.sh v2
- souk (a web interface for kubernetes)
- servers (I currently pay the VM)
- Domain Names - libreho.st and maybe others
- https://github.com/libresh/catalogue/ to lobby Nextcloud and other FLOSS to adopt the json-ld
- our gathering - travel and accommodation expenses
And these are just some projects, I’m sure you are also full of projects
I can see 3 scenarios:
- Money less
Each collective gives a bit, and it is enough for the domain names and the VM.
We could setup an OpenCollective page and receive donations.
This would cover the cost of the domain name and the VM, and the extra can pay a part of the accommodation of a gathering (like a big house where we can sleep and work at the same place, all together )
We seek funding for specific purposes, under the banner of LibreHosters.
If IndieHost and EcoBytes want to work on souk together, we seek funding from a public body, under the banner of LibreHosters.
The goal of the money is not to pay an employee of the collective, but rather to pay people to work on specific scope, just project style.
But this would need a legal body thought. And it could be another discussion. But it is too early for that, for sure.
It is maybe early to discuss, but if we open at CCC, and make a big impact, then why not having an OpenCollective page setup already
So I’d vote for the scenario 2 to start with. But I’d also understand if people are not happy, and would prefer to stick to scenario 1.
(I personally don’t need funding, but it might help others to travel to the gatherings, or work on a libreho.st project instead of another shitty job)