Much of the independent web relies on Patreon to organize financial support.

The good folks at @comradery are building an ethical alternative as a co-op.

One of their rules is "no bosses, no cops". It's not meant for businesses (even nonprofits like the one I work for) but for independent creators, workers, activists, and co-ops.

If that could be a good fit for anything you our your friends are doing, maybe give them a follow here to stay updated as they're building the platform!

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@eloquence @comradery

Nice.

How does it compare to liberapay.com/ and many others (snowdrift.coop/ immediatly springs to mind)?

Always good to see choices :)

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@mwfc @eloquence big fan of liberapay :) we offer something different because we support exclusive rewards- aka "digital goods" that require sales tax compliance in the USA and elsewhere. That way creators can offer some content only to their supporters.

@mwfc @comradery

I am involved with the Snowdrift project (as part of their volunteer board). Snowdrift is focused on works under free/libre/open licenses. Closer to Liberapay, but with a co-op governance structure & a "crowdmatching" approach where you can match other people's contributions as they join.

It's also doesn't have live projects yet and is (tbqh) very slow going as a pure volunteer effort. Comradery is closer to being usable today, with >20 projects already on the platform.

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