My name is Jacob Dalton, and I’m about to hit the road for Missouri. Along with Brad Lewis and Aaron Makaruk, I’ve been developing a True Fans microfunding web application. This week I’m going to Factor e Farm for a Dedicated Project Visit with the goal of releasing the True Fans application before Christmas.
We’re not the first to try and build such an application—previous work on the wiki has informed ours. We’ve listened to those that went before us, we’ve made some adjustments, and now it’s time share that work with the community for feedback and input.
So what is this application? What does it do? Take a look:
Dear True Fans and supporters, first, thank you so much for the $20.1k total collected – of the $20k called for – on the emergency construction funding. Monday, I’m ordering the insertable tooth blades for the dimensional sawmill; Tuesday – the rebar is arriving so we will be welding rebar for foundations. Wednesday – we’ll be pressing compressed earth block samples. Thursday – bulldozing and excavation of the site is happening.
[Open Source Ecology] is yet another example of the many efforts underway to accelerate DIY technology development for Resilient Communities (The RC). As personal fabrication improves, these tinkering efforts will become MUCH more sophisticated at an ever decreasing cost. We (collectively, those of us engaged in decentralized thinking/action) are in the process of reinventing how the global economy is structured at a root level — good thing we didn’t ask permission. — John Robb, Global Guerrillas