I have created an xmpp public channel to work with people interested in this feature. Join and help out in the crowd funding campaign.
OK we found people to work on this, they were part of #Outreachy project and worked with me on adding yarn plugin for apt in #debian. But no crowd funding platforms support payments to Nigeria. Would you know any #FreeSoftware organizations in Europe of US who can help with setting up a crowd funding campaign and then pay them directly?
@wendy @sonnie let's ask Snikket folks too. @snikket_im would you be able to host a crowd funding campaign for adding offline message support to matrix bifrost bridge? This will make accessing #matrix from #xmpp apps like snikket reliable and makes choosing xmpp more attractive option for people who currently use matrix or has many communities on matrix.
We know Western Union works, but it won't scale for crowd funding. We are planning to use a personal account of someone we know in Europe. I think currently the projects/developers drive fund raising and priority what we are trying to do is not traditional approach, we are trying to raise funds for a feature that the project/developers (matrix.org) don't consider a priority, but it is important for interoperability and a priority for users.
They work with a system called 'fiscal hosts', that means not one particular financial flow. It would be really interesting to ask!
@wendy @sonnie https://xmpp.org/2021/09/the-xsf-as-a-fiscal-host/ this looks exactly like what we were looking for.
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