I have created an xmpp public channel to work with people interested in this feature. Join and help out in the crowd funding campaign.
@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.
@praveen @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com hi, that's a great pity! Can they give advice on payments outside of the US / PayPal / stripe realm? They have that knowledge, or perhaps know people who do.
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.
@praveen @firstname.lastname@example.org Will you be able to go through xsf? 🤞
Indeed fiscal hosting has a lot of potential and open collective works as an interlocutor!
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