Earthstar July Goings-on
Published on July 28, 2021 by Sam Gwilym
Greetings all! Recently we've been hard at work building a sustainable future for Earthstar. How are we doing that?
We don't yet have a place where we're really dogfooding Earthstar, and I'd like that to start changing that. What better place to start than threaded long-form discussions?
So I've started work on a long-form posting client called Letterbox. In terms of functionality, it sits somewhere between Scuttlebutt's Patchwork, Slack, and email. It supports markdown, granular read/unread statuses for threads, and more to come. Undoubtedly I will be posting about it here.
Needless to say, working seriously on open source in your spare time is no good.
- We now have a page up at Open Collective, where you are now! Since it opened a week ago, we've been fortunate enough to receive a very generous €2k donation from George Fan. Thank you, George!
- Earlier this month I applied Earthstar to NLNet's User-operated internet fund. We will hear back early August. Much thanks to the Grant Peach gang for all their help.
- We are following up with new grant opportunities, with some help from friends more experienced with this kind of thing.
Earlier this month I posted 'Where data lives', featuring a few illustrated topographies of different kinds of networks... including Earthstar!
If any of this tickles your interest, we’ve also got a discord where we’re chatting, building things, and regularly hosting short, cosy calls.
Until next time!