Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

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

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55 individuals and 4 organizations have contributed

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39 individuals and 2 organizations have contributed

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Events

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JS Getter-Setter Abstractions with Andre Staltz

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

2 individuals and 1 organization have contributed

Past event

Mesh Networking with the LibreRouter stack

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

4 individuals have contributed

Top financial contributors

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m k

$2k USD since Aug 2018

2

Josiah Witt

$313 USD since Jun 2018

3

Alanna Irving

$300 USD since Oct 2018

4

Connor Turland

$224 USD since Jun 2018

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Pia Mancini

$175 USD since Oct 2018

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$125 USD since Mar 2018

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Michael Smith

$107 USD since Mar 2018

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anonymous

$104 USD since Feb 2018

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Jan Ignatius

$100 USD since Apr 2018

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Isaiah Berson

$100 USD since Apr 2018

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Peter Lucak

$100 USD since Apr 2018

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Peter Squicciarini

$95 USD since May 2018

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Filipe Farinha

$95 USD since May 2018

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Hutson Betts

$74 USD since Feb 2018

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Matthew Lorentz

$65 USD since Mar 2018

Organizations

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Open Collective Inc.

$475 USD since Dec 2018

2

Namaste Foundation

$151 USD since Jun 2018

3

Triplebyte

$70 USD since Feb 2019

What's new with Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

Stay up to dates with our latest activities and progress.

Scuttleverse Newsletter #8

Dear backers and community, this update has taken longer to come because I have been busy with many things. It therefore covers the last 1.5 months of activity.
Published on November 17, 2019 by Erick Lavoie

Scuttleverse Newsletter #7

Dear backers and Scuttlers, here is a snapshot of the last month’s developments on SSB. 
Published on October 5, 2019 by Erick Lavoie

Scuttleverse Newsletter #6

Dear backers and Scuttlers of all horizons, the community has been quite busy in August! Here is a summary!
Published on September 5, 2019 by Erick Lavoie

Budget

See how money openly circulates through Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Monthly donation to Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium (Backers)

Timothy Robinson | 11/14/2019 | View Details 
+$50.00USD

Monthly donation to Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium Collect...

Gergely Polonkai | 11/10/2019 | View Details 
+$2.00USD

Monthly donation to Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium (Backers)

Alois Bělaška | 11/1/2019 | View Details 
+$2.00USD

Today’s balance

$2,393.50 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $3,102.77 USD

Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium is all of us

Our contributors 77

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

Alanna Irving
Collective Admin

Total contributions

$300 USD

Joey Stanford
Core Contributor

Total contributions

$25 USD

Erick Lavoie
Collective Admin

Total contributions

$25 USD

Piet Geursen
Collective Admin
Mix Irving
Collective Admin
Mikey Williams
Collective Admin
Dominic Tarr
Collective Admin
Dan Hassan
Core Contributor
Andre Staltz
Collective Admin
Anders Rune J...
Collective Admin
Gordon Martin
Core Contributor
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Collective Admin

About

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.

Why?

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.

What?

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.

Who?

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.