Gather ⋅ Organize ⋅ Mobilize
From a birthday party with friends and family to a march for climate change, right now, our gatherings are trapped inside the tech giants’ platforms. How can we organize, how can we click “Attend,” without providing private data to Facebook or locking ourselves up inside MeetUp?
Framasoft wants to create Mobilizon: free/libre software that will allow communities to create their own spaces to publish events, in order to better emancipate themselves from tech giants. We want to develop a digital common, that everyone can make their own, which respects privacy and activism by design.
We asked professional designers to help us develop our vision for Mobilizon. We took time to study the digital habits of activists in order to understand the features they need to gather, organize, and mobilize.
We want to make Mobilizon a user-friendly, emancipatory and ethical tool. Whether you want to create an event in one of the Mobilizon instances or to set up your own Mobilizon site… the features of this tool will depend on the means you give us to develop it.
A beta version in the fall of 2019
This fundraising will determine the resources we can count on to work on the software, in order to release a beta version in the fall of 2019. We have 60 days to let people know about this fundraising and find out what you want to see in Mobilizon. Here are the (cumulative) milestones that your money can help fund:
Free & Basic
- Event-publishing tool
- UX studies
- Graphic design
- Free & documented code
Emancipating & Federated
- Federation and links
- Administration tools
- Test/demo instance
- ActivityPub integration
Ideal & Friendly
- Group management
- Multiple identities
- Managing external tools
Durable & Resilient
- Funding beyond V1
- Advanced mapping
- Improved interface
- Mobile application
About the team
Framasoft (that’s us!) is a non-profit association created in 2004, which now focuses on popular education on the stakes of our digital world. Our small organisation (fewer than 40 members, fewer than 10 employees) is known to have carried out the project Degooglise the Internet, which proposes 34 ethical and alternative online tools.
Since 2017, we have been developing PeerTube, a free and federated alternative to YouTube. Thanks to your donations from a previous crowdfunding campaign, PeerTube now enjoys growing success. Bolstered by this experience, we imagined the Mobilizon project.
Recognised for its service of public interest, our organisation is more than 90% funded through donations, mainly from our French supporters. Today, we need your generosity to help us make Mobilizon a reality throughout the world.
We asked two designers to work with us on this project, so that Mobilizon would, right from its conception, fit the needs and uses of the people who are going to use it.
Marie-Cécile Godwin Paccard
“Independent designer, UX researcher who seeks to thoroughly understand usability and design user-friendly, ethical and inclusive tools.”