#Blender gets all their videos blocked worldwide by #YouTube. #Armory3D has their #Patreon page closed down and their backers refunded without any notice as to why. All the #FOSS projects hosted by #GitHub now have their hosting at the mercy of #Microsoft.
And this is just a few of the recent examples.
When is the #FOSS community going to learn that we need to create and run our own infrastructure as well as apps?
Blog Interesante: http://bit.ly/2KW1ffW
#mastodon #linux #art #nsfw #fediverse #opensource #mastoart #photography #infosec #introduction #android #patreon #introductions #privacy #twitter #music #mastodev #illustration #gamedev #ff #creativetoots #gnusocial #nowplaying #freesoftware #gameing #foss #bitcoin #tusky #writing #diaspora #floss #google #design #scifi #ubuntu #python #liberapay #gaming #cyberpunk
Just for the reason that Bryan Lunduke got an acc. on the fediverse:
#BrianLunduke is not the nice guy he might believe by themself.
So, since I lost the job with Mastodon a lot earlier than I expected, we wont really have any money over the summer (as this one month just covers the lack of student loan for this month(You get a lot less in May)).
If you appreciate the work I've been doing for Mastodon, even though I'm not hired anymore, and want to help us eat over the summer, any pledge on patreon or liberapay are very welcome!
Here's your regular reminder that Mastodon doesn't run ads, isn't run by venture capital, and doesn't sell your data.
If you enjoy your stay at mastodon.social, or enjoy the work Gargron and I do with Mastodon, feel free to drop $1 on the patreon!
If Patreon isn't your thing, and you want a free option have a look at Liberapay
If you want to support me personally, for long-term sustainable work with Mastodon (in case Gargron doesn't want to hire me or can't keep me hired, or I can't work enough to warrant being hired), consider supporting me directly on #Patreon or #Liberapay.
This making the rounds here yet?
From Patreon: "We'd rather have our GMV be made up of fewer, but truly life-changed creators rather than a lot of creators making a few dollars." Well that tells me all I need to know about how much they actually care abt creators. https://brianbalfour.com/essays/patreon-onboarding-growth
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/juliedillon/status/939210129261473792
Why so many talk about leaving #patreon?
Is it creators resieve less money? Maybe you resieve less?
I agree that this is a good reason to leave...they make tons of cash, sucking it out of creatives
What makes me angry is that me and others encouraged to switch in solidarity with a left newssource (#IGD) that got banned, or at least to start a discourse
Most of you remained silent. Or worse started to talk how important patreon is, and why you can't switch
...and now many talk about switching
Please boost! This kind of opportunity to topple a near monopoly with FLOSS does not come often!
Are there other FLOSS #crowdfunding platforms?
I honestly can't afford to leave #patreon right now. Like if it wasn't for the support there this year we'd run out of savings at the end of the month!
However, if you'd like to move your support to somewhere else? I recommend supporting me on @Liberapay (who also hang out here on Mastodon!)
You can also support Mastodon there!
okay so re the #patreon pledge changes:
i was going to adjust the cybrespace "Backer" pledge tier to $0.63 so that it would still come out to $1.00 after fees, but apparently the minimum you can pledge on patreon is still $1.00.
i'll be looking into other options for allowing people to support us on a regular basis, but for now if you or a friend wants to get an account here, just DM me or @nightpool and we can give you invite links
(all current members will be able to give those out "soon")