Like many people in this network, I refuse to use Facebook products. That means that, because it’s the de facto place to organise meetups and social events, sometimes I miss out.
From a friends and familiy birthday party to a march for climate change, today, our gatherings are trapped in the tech giants’ platforms. How to get organized, how to click on “I join” without providing intimate data on Facebook or locking yourself in MeetUp?
At Framasoft, we want to produce Mobilizon : a free-libre software that will allow communities to create their own spaces to publish events, in order to better emancipate themselves from tech giants. We want to develop a digital common , that everyone can make theirs, with respect for privacy and activism by design.
The call to action here is that they’ve launched a crowdfunder to get the work done. At the time of writing, they’ve raised €8,707.01 of a €50,000 target. They’ve got 200 backers so far, and there’s 56 days before the campaign ends.
For those who know what this means, it’s based on the ActivityPub protocol, which allows interoperability between social sites such as Mastodon, Pleroma, and (the project I’m working on) MoodleNet.