Help us keep diaspora live at poddery.com
What is this all about?
an attempt to preserve something
Poddery.com, one of the earliest diaspora social networking host is scheduled to close on June 30th, 2013. We want to save this pod.
Diaspora is a culture. A culture against the loss of personal privacy by the corporate social network giants. Diaspora enables you to keep your data with you and provides the flexibility to choose what you share. Since your data is stored on your own computer and not a single company's servers you are in control of your data.
Diaspora, being a distributed system, is actually a network of multiple instances of the software Diaspora. These instances are called pods. You can think of it like a mobile service provider or an email provider. One of the oldest and biggest Diaspora pod, poddery.com is at the verge of closing down. If poddery.com is shut down, it will be a great morale loss to the diaspora culture. It may create an impression that Diaspora pods are not reliable and have no guarantee to run for ever. This campaign is trying to prevent this calamity and protect the diversity. To prevent poddery from closing down so as to refuel the diaspora idea. We are planning to adopt poddery.com from its current guardian and host it ourselves. Poddery.com has 5060 estimated users as per diasp.eu statistics. It is one of the highly rated pods, with an uptime percentage of 100 according to podupti.me.
Who are we?
some of the early adopters of diaspora
We are a community of diaspora users and contributors from early days of diaspora.
fuel we need to keep this motor running
Your contribution, is literally the fuel we need to keep this motor running. Without that, poddery.com is dead, taking with it the credibility of Diaspora culture. Your contributions will surely make history, a history of a war between a david called privacy and corporate goliath. Your contributions are goliath's pebbles. Provide them and be part of this history. Your contributions, by helping Diaspora, shows the world that we can definitely share what we wish without selling anything to the corporate giants. You control what, whom and when parameters of access regarding your data.
What we want
this is what we are fighting for
- €389 is spent for amazon aws medium instance reserved for 3 years.
- €175 is used to pay for bandwidth, considering 100% increase in bandwidth use per year and 10% increase in bandwidth cost per year by amazon.
- €378 is kept aside for printing and sending T shirts.
- €151 is kept aside for promotion of diaspora like organizing workshops, classes, etc.
- €45 is set aside for paying the previous pod owner for renewal for June.
- All the residual amount is spent for promotion of diaspora and any unexpected expenses occured.
If we do not reach the goal, we will use whatever amount we got to extend the life of poddery.com.
What you get
perks for our generous supporters
- €1 - Name on the "Donors" List
- €4 - Details on the "Donors" List (homepage/blog/any url) and the one above
- €8 - @poddery.com email alias and all the ones above
- €16 - Photo on "Donors" list and all the ones above
- €40 - T Shirt (max 25) and all the ones above
- €80 - Name on front page (max 10) and all the ones above
- €175 - Home Page Logo - size 250x250 (max 6) for one year and all the ones above
- €400 - Sidebar Logo - size 100x100 (every page - max 3) for one year and all the ones above
Other modes of payment
Don't have a credit card? No worries
You can also use NEFT (click here to know about it) for transferring money.
The account details are as follows
Swathanthra Malayalam Computing
A/c No 0084053000046718
South Indian Bank
Thrissur Main Branch
IFSC : SIBL0000084
Give "savepoddery" as NEFT description while transferring money. Also send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Name, Address and Amount as we have to keep a record of the payments.
Alternatively one can deposit cash directly to Swathanthra Malayalam Computing account (details mentioned above) from any of the South Indian Bank brances. Just mention it as your contribution to Savepoddery campaign in the description.
Spread the word
Let your friends know about us
Share and help us spread the word! Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:
- Share the Diaspora philosophy
- Tell your friends why privacy and anonymity became one of the fundamental needs in cyber world
- Get the word out and make some noise about this campaign.
- Use Diaspora, talk Diaspora, be Diaspora
the trick of luring ;)
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And that’s all there is to it.