Snowdrift.coop: 5 years of a work-in-progress
Aaron Wolf (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Aaron teaches private music lessons in Portland, OR and is otherwise an activist and advocate for Free Culture and Free Software. He is co-founder of the in-progress web platform Snowdrift.coop, which aims to better encourage community patronage of freely-licensed creative works. He is also active in the Linux musicians community, helps with support and documentation for the FLOSS organizing program Task Coach, and is on the Open Definition advisory council.
No video of the event yet, sorry!
In 2012, an optimistic programmer convinced his friend to do something about his complaints and ideas around economic injustice and market-failures in free/libre/open (FLO) culture and software. Five years later, Snowdrift.coop has a concrete vision, a global community of volunteers, and a valuable collection of writings and research about sustainable funding for FLO projects.
Still, Snowdrift.coop needs further work to reach a full launch. Through that story, this talk will summarize the challenges in building a cooperative, ethical web platform and reflect on the relevant changes (both good and bad) in the overall FLO ecosystem over the past five years.
- 2017 October 7 - 13:00
- 20 min
- Room 5104
- Seattle GNU/Linux Conference 2017
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- Start Time:
- 2017 October 7 13:00
- Room 3199