Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

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A distributed and secure peer-to-peer protocol and social network


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JS Getter-Setter Abstractions with Andre Staltz

Jul 2Jul 2, 2019
06:00 AM UTC
An online workshop for the Scuttlebutt community

2 individuals and 1 organization have contributed

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Mesh Networking with the LibreRouter stack

Jul 1Jul 1, 2019
01:00 PM UTC
The basics on selecting hardware, getting the firmware and setting-up a node on a mesh network us...Read more

4 individuals have contributed

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martin ➬

$2k USD since Aug 2018

Andrew Lewman

$500 USD since Jan 2020

Josiah Witt

$405 USD since Jun 2018

Timothy Robinson

$350 USD since Nov 2019

Alanna Irving

$300 USD since Oct 2018

Connor Turland

$224 USD since Jun 2018

Pia Mancini

$175 USD since Oct 2018

Lance Wicks

$156 USD since Jun 2018

Peter Squicciarini

$155 USD since May 2018

Filipe Farinha

$155 USD since May 2018


Open Collective Inc

$475 USD since Dec 2018

Namaste Foundation

$175 USD since Jun 2018


$100 USD since Dec 2019

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$76 USD since Feb 2019


$70 USD since May 2018


$25 USD since Apr 2020

What's new with Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

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Scuttleverse Newsletter #17 (Autumn edition)

September - October 2020 EditionHi-ho butts, and friends, and extended internet-family! I've been busy! You've been busy! Everybody's been busy! At least, that's what I think September & October represents—particularly in the northern h...
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Published on October 27, 2020 by Alexander Cobleigh

SSBC Newsletter #16 (The Finnish edition)

SSBC Newsletter, August 2020 EditionHi-ho butts, and friends, and extended internet-family!I hope you, yes you, are doing okay despite the turbulent times. This edition of the newsletter has been somewhat more delayed than usual. It is for...
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Published on September 16, 2020 by Alexander Cobleigh

Scuttleverse Newsletter #15 (Butts & Potatoes edition)

SSBC Newsletter, June-July 2020 EditionHi-ho friends, and butts, and extended internet-family!I hope you have managed to find some calm in the time since my last missive. Personally, I have checked-in on the potatoes I planted with a friend...
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Published on August 2, 2020 by Alexander Cobleigh


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Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to Secure Scuttlebutt Cons...

from Denis Goddard11/13/2020


Yearly financial contribution to Secure Scuttlebutt Conso...

from Mandy Yeung11/13/2020


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from Seán11/3/2020


Today’s balance

$2,035.02 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $2,760.34 USD

Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium is all of us

Our contributors 112

Everyone who has supported Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Alanna Irving

Total contributions

$300 USD

Rômulo Alves
Core Contributor

Total contributions

$97 USD


Joey Stanford
Core Contributor

Total contributions

$25 USD


Erick Lavoie

Total contributions

$25 USD


Dan Hassan
Core Contributor
Gordon Martin
Core Contributor


Scuttlebutt is an ecosystem designed and built for off-grid living, interstellar travel, and disaster resilience. Its form also happens to do away with the walled-garden model, which warps platforms with things like advertising, addiction-driven-design, and lock-ins.

Come play a game of chess, or commit some code, or hang out with your family and discuss gender-identity, solarpunk, or vegan-junkfood.


If you use Scuttlebutt (with a client like Patchwork) and believe in the future being built, this is an easy way to help.

If you are a dev, co-op, or company building tech on the Scuttlebutt stack, help give back. The stack is all Free and Open Source.


There are lots of things to improve in the ecosystem, such as:

  • Better documentation
  • Improving onboarding performance (initial sync)
  • Squashing bugs
  • Support for different transports (e.g. Bluetooth LE, UTP, WebRTC)
  • Plugins for muting, blocking, and removing undesired content
  • Seamless integration with CJDNS
  • More tools for pub servers
  • ssb-viewer (HTML portal for pub servers) and git-ssb improvements
  • etc!

There are so many #somebodyshould tagged ideas that would be amazing to nail. Let's collect them and start making the scuttleverse ever more awesome.


Scuttlebutt is the underlying protocol and database. The Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium (SSBC) is a group of some of the programmers and community-gardeners who have been heavily involved with the development of the tools and the growth of the social space. It's these lovely people here.

We've had experience with receiving and distributing grants over the past year, and are excited to use Open Collective to help make our process more transparent.