A free and federated tool to get our events off Facebook!

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  • The not-for-profit Framasoft
  • Lyon, France
  • Running from May 14, 2019 to Jul 10, 2019

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My contribution

€1 and more
equivalent to a hug to the team!

You show us your trust and support, and you contribute to the birth of Mobilizon: THANK YOU!

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€25 and more
equivalent to 15 minutes of conversation

Meetings, phone calls and interviews… Sometimes, creating user-friendly software requires more spit than sweat!

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€42 and more
equivalent to one hour of programming

Accounting for payroll expenses, offices, equipment… this is the price of code written in humane conditions.

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€88 and more
equivalent to a brainstorm

Getting together around a whiteboard… that’s how the most beautiful ideas are born!

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€130 and more
equivalent to one UX interview

If you want to design software made for others, you need to ask them about their needs.

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Sponsors’ corner

For organisations that want to display their support to the project, for the entire lifespan of V1, subject to acceptance by the association.

€1000 and more

Your logo will be highlighted in the joinmobilizon.org hall of fame.

€2500 and more

Your logo will also be shown, by default, in the “About” page of the software.

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.

Maquette d’une page événement – G. Dorne et M.-C. Paccard

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.

Maquette d’une page groupe – G. Dorne et M.-C. Paccard

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:

Milestone 1

Free & Basic
  • Event-publishing tool
  • UX studies
  • Graphic design
  • Free & documented code

Milestone 2

Emancipating & Federated
  • Federation and links
  • Administration tools
  • Test/demo instance
  • ActivityPub integration

Milestone 3

Ideal & Friendly
  • Group management
  • Messaging
  • Multiple identities
  • Managing external tools

and beyond…?

Durable & Resilient
  • Funding beyond V1
  • Advanced mapping
  • Improved interface
  • Mobile application

Learn more about those milestones

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.

More about Framasoft

Guest Designers

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.”


Geoffrey Dorne

“Independent designer and founder of Design & Human.”


We won’t change the world from Facebook. The tool we dream of, surveillance capitalism corporations won’t develop it, as they couldn’t profit from it.
This is an opportunity to build something better, by taking another approach.

Where is your money going?

We are running this fundraiser on a self-hosted website in order to reduce bank and crowdfunding fees. Our goal is to promote a new model of funding for digital commons, based on our experience with PeerTube.

Sensitive to the issues caused by the centralisation of event management on Facebook, we used our own funds to design and prototype an alternative tool, Mobilizon. Now, we want to know what you think of this project. The more you give, the more we can dedicate ourselves to the development and maintenance of Mobilizon.

If we get

  • Payment fees 3%
  • Design and prototyping 25%
  • Development 50%
  • Project coordination 12%
  • Communication 10%

The 3rd milestone will give us the means to design and develop features that Facebook and the like have no interest in giving their users: group self-management, messaging, multiple identities, and external tool management.

And next… our roadmap

  • October 2018

    Announcement of Framasoft’s intentions for Mobilizon

  • End 2018 - Beginning 2019

    UX studies, usage-centred design and prototyping

  • May 2019

    Crowdfunding to determine the means we have to develop Mobilizon

  • Fall 2019

    Release of the beta version based on the funding secured

  • End of 2019

    Improvements based on the first uses in beta

  • 1st half of 2020

    Release of V1…?