Thank you thank you thank you! for all your kind donations. We've started
putting your names on our website. This is opt-in, that is why you're not on
there yet unless you emailed me - please email me how you want to appear.
It's been a week since we ended the donations campaign
The barometer ended at 11.263,14 euros. \o/ Since then, Javier has told me
that he will donate the 2.5 months of work he has done full-time on the
project (gracias, Javi!!!), as well as all the work he's still doing
part-time now, besides his freelancer work. \o/ And nlnet have said that
they will probably give us another 30.000 euros. \o/ And there might be
another 10.000 euros from a French project.
It's important to have money. Because having it makes it unimportant as a
topic. :) This means that two people will be able to work full-time for
Unhosted e.V. without having to take on distracting freelance work on the
side, and without having to pause the project.
In other news, there will be one million pre-registered users \o/ soon, as
surfnet (the federation of Dutch higher education institutes) will be doing
a proof-of-concept of implementing our protocol for use by students and
academics. So that's really big news. It basically takes the whole game to
I think it's awesome and amazing that our project can now develop its
technology without having to worry about, or be influenced by, money. At the
same time, I think we can start attracting business on top of our standard.
We have to be careful to not make any mistakes there that would result in
confusion of interests. But learning from mozilla, and from a couple of
peer-owned business models that exist here in Berlin (co-working,
telecommunism, ...) I think there's a lot we can do.
So i think the way this should work is that me and one more person work on
the strictly non-profit project, and other people set up business on top of
so they get rich, which is good because then they make more apps faster. But
the unhosted project as such doesn't, and shouldn't.
these are still early thoughts, in brainstorm form, so please help make them
and everybody get ready to quit their current jobs and to start writing
unhosted web apps very soon. :)