#157 Add Snowdrift

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opened 8 months ago by n · 4 comments
n commented 8 months ago
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Non-profit cooperative funding platform with an unique approach to fundraising called crowdmatching.
Seems to tick a lot of ethical boxes. Relevant to #141.

Website: snowdrift.coop
Source: gitlab.com/snowdrift

Non-profit cooperative funding platform with an unique approach to fundraising called [crowdmatching](https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/about/mechanism). Seems to tick a lot of ethical boxes. Relevant to #141. - only freely-licensed works allowed - minimal javascript - card payment support (Stripe) - [transparent financials](https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/operations/accounting) - [affiliate member](http://opensource.org/affiliates) of the Open Source Initiative Website: [snowdrift.coop](https://snowdrift.coop/) Source: [gitlab.com/snowdrift](https://gitlab.com/snowdrift)
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davidak commented 8 months ago
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We should list them when they start funding other projects. Right now, they are in a "public beta" where you can just fund their work, only with credit card.

https://snowdrift.coop/projects

I follow the project for many years and development seems very slow. But they have the right goals.

I'm not sure if crowdmatching is good and works.

They list some limitations and there are some discussions:

https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/about/limits
https://community.snowdrift.coop/t/problems-with-crowdmatching-proposing-an-alternative/474
https://community.snowdrift.coop/t/seeking-simple-clarification-on-crowdmatching/663

We should list them when they start funding other projects. Right now, they are in a "public beta" where you can just fund their work, only with credit card. https://snowdrift.coop/projects I follow the project for many years and development seems very slow. But they have the right goals. I'm not sure if crowdmatching is good and works. They list some limitations and there are some discussions: https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/about/limits https://community.snowdrift.coop/t/problems-with-crowdmatching-proposing-an-alternative/474 https://community.snowdrift.coop/t/seeking-simple-clarification-on-crowdmatching/663
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Bubbling under?

Bubbling under?
davidak commented 8 months ago
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I'm reading the long thread to understand why they think crowdmatching is a good idea. Like the author, i'm not convinced, even tho we have the same goal. Finding a way to sustainably fund public goods is one of my main goals in the last years.

It might be worth to try out their concept. That's why i donated in the past.

But we might want to only promote projects that are already useful for people.

@brickup we might need criteria for Bubbling under.

They don't promote the option to fund them because they want to wait for a more mature system. I'm not sure if that is still the case. In that case we should not promote them yet.

(we can just ask them)

I'm reading the long thread to understand why they think crowdmatching is a good idea. Like the author, i'm not convinced, even tho we have the same goal. Finding a way to sustainably fund public goods is one of my main goals in the last years. It might be worth to try out their concept. That's why i donated in the past. But we might want to only promote projects that are already useful for people. @brickup we might need criteria for *Bubbling under*. They don't promote the option to fund them because they want to wait for a more mature system. I'm not sure if that is still the case. In that case we should not promote them yet. (we can just ask them)
davidak commented 8 months ago
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I talked to wolftune, one of the founders:

we are indeed not yet a viable alternative to point anyone towards instead of Patreon

We would certainly want to be the recommended option once we’re ready to bring on outside projects. And if up for it, we’d appreciate some sort of footnote/side-note inclusion. Something like “we hope to recommend Snowdrift.coop when they are fully launched”, that could help people know that we exist, avoid wasting time trying to make another new option and maybe volunteer to help us get launched.

I talked to wolftune, one of the founders: > we are indeed not yet a viable alternative to point anyone towards instead of Patreon >We would certainly want to be the recommended option once we’re ready to bring on outside projects. And if up for it, we’d appreciate some sort of footnote/side-note inclusion. Something like “we hope to recommend Snowdrift.coop when they are fully launched”, that could help people know that we exist, avoid wasting time trying to make another new option and maybe volunteer to help us get launched.
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