One of the problems with decentralized social media is there is no reliable way to monetize it. It costs money to run the servers, and person-hours to administer them. Most users don't want to pay for a social media account or host their own instance. So where does the money come from? Donations and free labor mostly.This is where companies and non-profits, who have budgets, can step in. The companies make their money selling their products or services, content websites make money on ads and affiliate programs, course creators make money by selling courses, non-profits make money through donations, etc. This pays for the servers, so the users don't have to.
It sounds like this deviates from Hubzilla's mission though. I thought Hubzilla was designed purely for social media.
But if you commercialize it, doesn't that go against the concept of free and open source?
Open Collective is a legal and financial toolbox for groups. It’s a fundraising + legal status + money management platform for your community. What do you want to do?
How would you implement this? Would it be part of Hubzilla, or a new piece of software?
Why are you including mainstream social media? I though we were trying to get people off of those platforms.
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