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Fri 5 Oct 2018

Gold account - sponsorship

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mike_hales Public Seen by 386

This group upgraded to a Gold account, 05 October 2018. Sponsored - at 'community' rate ($90, one year) - by Mike Hales & Bob Haugen. When this renews, other may wish to sponsor?

Gold means:
- subgroups can be created, and
- categories can be created and applied on the group page, by coordinators

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Oli SB Fri 28 Feb

OAE has an Open Collective to gather funds to cover the Loomio costs and more...
If you are a member of this group please chip in here: https://opencollective.com/open-app-ecosystem

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martin ➬ Thu 27 Feb

It seems like someone already set this up: https://opencollective.com/open-app-ecosystem

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martin ➬ Thu 27 Feb

I'm happy to pitch in $25/year.

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Bob Haugen Sun 12 Jan

Great idea, @Josef Davies-Coates ! Anybody know how to set one up?

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Josef Davies-Coates Sun 12 Jan

Sounds like perhaps we need a Open Collective for the Open App Ecosystem to make it easy to transparently collect and disburse funds for things like this?

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Bob Haugen Mon 30 Dec 2019

I'll kick in with @Oli SB . Let me know how to do it.

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mike_hales Mon 30 Dec 2019

That’s great Oli. many thanks. Let’s give this a couple of weeks, and if nobody else steps up alongside, then go ahead? Meanwhile I’ll check out with Loomio admin how to do it. Happy new year :)

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Oli SB Sun 29 Dec 2019

If nobody else is up for it I will on behalf of the Open Co-op.
Hopefully we will be able to crowdfund $90 easily by Oct

Thanks Mike

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mike_hales Sun 29 Dec 2019

I'd like to raise this again. I would like someone to take over from me as owner of this Group's Gold account. So that, when it next renews, someone else will either fund the account for a year (currently $90US, discounted rate for OAE as an unfunded community) or do some crowdfunding. Offers please? Renews in October.

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mike_hales Thu 10 Oct 2019

Received much thanks Oli

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mike_hales Thu 10 Oct 2019

Hi @Stacco Troncoso

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Michel Bauwens Thu 10 Oct 2019

make sure to connect with Stacco, who coordinates the whole loomio sphere for ct and p2p-f, just in case he is willing to chip in some of p2p-f funding

Michel

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Danyl Strype Wed 9 Oct 2019

@mike_hales:

You might want to consider whether the Gold membership is needed? Myself I think it helps. @Strypey what d'you think?

Aside from wanting to support the Loomio Co-op, the reason we wanted the
Gold Membership was so we could make use of subgroups. After the
discussions some of us had at Open 2018 in London, and the new influx of
members, I thought it might be helpful to identify distinct types of
projects folks are working on, and have a subgroup for each. The idea
being that this would allow us to drill down into the nuts and bolts of
what we're working on and how it might all fit together into coherent
wholes, that fit the needs of end users.

I remember suggesting at the time that Loomio Co-op might be willing to
give us a gratis Gold Membership, considering that everyone we're
working on here is done with the goal of supporting projects like
theirs, doing cooperative development and hosting of free code software.

Sorry not to be participating in this group recently.

Same for me. I've been a bit all over the place over the last year,
trying to figure out how best to focus my efforts. Still working on that
really. I'll make an effort to catch up with the recent discussions
ASAP. I hope this group has been of some use to those who have been
actively participating.

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mike_hales Sat 5 Oct 2019

Thanks Oli. I’ll mail you.

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Oli SB Sat 5 Oct 2019

ditto - OAE get's $20 from OPEN co-op if needed! :) Mike, u know where we live...?

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mike_hales Sat 5 Oct 2019

Great Leo, much appreciated, thanks. I'll DM with you in social.coop, to organise how the $ are to be transferred?

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Leo Sammallahti Sat 5 Oct 2019

Happy to chip in 20$.

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mike_hales Sat 5 Oct 2019

This Gold membership has been automatically renewed for another year, $90US paid from my credit card, October 6th 04:21 NZ time. I'd forgotten it was due, and thus haven't raised the question here, of whether others might pay this renewal this time. Apologies for my inattention - am busy elsewhere.

So I now am asking . . might others be willing to split this $90 with me? Also, to transfer the account ownership to themselves, so that next year it doesn't automatically come my way again? Last year, @Bob Haugen and I split the $90 between us. At that time @Leo Sammallahti suggested he might be willing to pick up part of the cost this year.

You might want to consider whether the Gold membership is needed? Myself I think it helps. @Strypey what d'you think? Originally I saw it as a way of providing more of the comment-management features you were wanting to be available in this group. Is that how you still feel?

Sorry not to be participating in this group recently. Best wishes to all

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Danyl Strype Mon 15 Oct 2018

@mike_hales

I don’t understand how OAE had subgroups before, on an ordinary (free) account.

Back when Loomio was in their beta phase, working on a purely 'pay what
you can' basis, any group could have subgroups. But after they brought
in their new pricing model, they decided subgroups would be a good
'extra for experts' feature to limit to paying customers. See:
https://www.loomio.org/pricing

AFAIK there’s no limit to the number of subgroups that can be created.

That's correct.

Kia ora (greetings) from Aotearoa (NZ)!

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mike_hales Sun 7 Oct 2018

I don't understand how OAE had subgroups before, on an ordinary (free) account. AFAIK there's no limit to the number of subgroups that can be created. No, subgroups don't require a separate account. @strypey - who is 'away' this month - has proposed further subgrouping here to address differing OAE 'families'/use cases/etc. Over to you @strypey and others who were identifying different 'lines' within OAE.

Categories can be created, and used to tag threads on the group page, by group coordinators. Navigation aid, as threads multiply.

It's great to hear you feel like contributing @federicopettinella . AFAIK there's no further need for $$ at this time. Watch this space?

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Federico Pettinella Sun 7 Oct 2018

Hi Mike, do you mind expanding on the use of subgroups and categories? I see that the OAE has three subgroups. Would each of these require a seperate license? If not, are the number of subgroups unlimited? I read in the previous discussion on Housekeeping that people were looking to differentiate. Also, on categories, are they utilised in this group at all? I do not see a side-bar widget that allows me to filter by category. I ask from curiousity in Loomio, but not having much experience in it.
Edit: re-read your initial post... Was this group not a gold group before you sponsored it on the 5th? I would not mind contributing, but at my current use rate of the group I would say I could contribute £10.

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Bob Haugen Sun 7 Oct 2018

Same for me. @leosammallahti you can take part of next year. And thank!

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mike_hales Sun 7 Oct 2018

Same rationale as me I think, @leosammallahti and appreciated. Speaking for myself and not necessarily @bobhaugen I'm OK with the contribution I've made on this occasion, and suggest that what you've offered should be seen by the group as a generous pledge towards a future group cost - maybe renewal of Gold in a year's time?

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Leo Sammallahti Sun 7 Oct 2018

As I have been unable to contribute otherwise due to lack of tech know-how, but have been following the group and think there's lot of cool stuff you're doing, I'm happy to help with 20£ donation.