COIN / COIN
Collectivise / Convivialise
4 actions to break three legs of a GAFAM
Supporting groups with concrete tools
Promoting the digital emancipation of the associative world
- Training for hosts of ethical services
- Meeting the needs and constraints of associations
- Pooling in a MOOC
- List of authorised/trained hosts
Alone against the GAFAMs, one feels like an ugly duckling: enough of this morass! Framasoft wants to open up a corner of the web to wild ducks so that they can splash around in the free pool and each one can fly on its own.
It is difficult to change web tools when you are alone in front of your screen: Let’s rely on the strength of collectives whose members can help each other! Within the next three years, Framasoft wants to equip collectives that change the world with web tools that match their values.
Moving forward, even as a duck, in a virtuous circle
3 years to progress gradually, listening to the groups concerned
Data farms are making turkeys of us. Let’s offer a cloud to those who fly in the feathers of the backyard system and create new horizons of freedom. Because when a cloud is shared by the whole raft, it opens the field to all the sharing and pooling.
GAFAM is a symptom of a systemic problem: surveillance capitalism. We want to help those who create bubbles of freedom outside this system. When various collectives use the same web tool, it can be a great basis for can be a great basis for exchanging, sharing practices and to share practices and ways to change the world!
Continuing to break free from Google’s industrial backyard
But that’s not all!
Online services that respect our integrity and privacy? It is possible! From video conferencing to diaries and discussion lists, Framasoft opens these (free) services to more than a million beneficiaries every month.
PeerTube (alternative to Youtube) is a free and federated software that allows not only to view, publish and interact with videos, but also to create to create its own video platform. Independent, free and federated platforms are possible!
The CHATONS Collective
This Collective gathers alternative hosters who, everywhere in France (and even beyond), offer online services that can be trusted. Framasoft animates this collective and accompanies its growth with the aim that it becomes autonomous.
Mobilizon (an alternative to Facebook events and groups) allows you to events and meetings. Mobilizon is not a social network, and does not emphasize egos, and that’s really nice!
Des Livres en Communs
Des Livres en Communs is shaking up the codes of publishing. Following a call for projects, it offers a grant to authors upstream of the writing process, and then a publication under a free licence. The first book is currently being created.
The Free, Open, Autonomous and Decentralised People’s University aims to contribute (on our scale) to making society fairer and our world more liveable, by focusing on the training of citizens by citizens.
Framasoft expresses itself the most on the Framablog: press review, announcements of the association, interviews, pamphlets, news from the Free Software world… We try to open the Framablog to multiple forms of writing and to various guests.
Because freedom doesn’t mean it’s free…
Framasoft is a not-for-profit which can only keep running thanks to your donations. Do you like what we do? Do you think we’re going in the right direction? If so, and you’re able to make a donation, we’d very much appreciate it!
- Recurring donations can be stopped anytime, just ask us.
- If you want to modify your recurring donation, please contact us, we will stop the current one and you will be able to make a new one.
- Tax receipts (in France only) are sent by postal mail in March/April 2023 (before tax declaration) for 2022 donations
- Financial and activity reports can be found on the not-for-profit page
- If you have more questions, you may find answers there…
Why support Framasoft?
Thanks to your money…
Share in person
Your donations allow us to participate in nearly one hundred events each year. We bring physical tools (Metacards, guides [Résolu], Framabooks, Flyers) to better approach the digital world.
Contribute to other communities
We want to put our tools at the service of people who work for a contribution company. Framasoft navigates in an archipelago of communities with similar values, and contributes to common actions in exchange and mutual aid.
Maintain the technical tools
Framasoft is about fifty open source sites and services, deployed on about thirty servers. Our members ensure the maintenance, the support, the animation and the update. Your donations ensure that it is free of charge for everyone.
Framasoft in 2021
- 21 years of existence
- 39 members and 10 employees
- 33 projects (16 ethical online services)
- 700 contributors
- 6,156 patrons
- 4,000,000 visits per mounth
- 1,353 free resources in our directory
- 2,720 blog posts
- 100 events each year to talk and reach different audiences
Find our where your money goes
Your donations ensure our independence (93% of our income in 2021).
Because creating and maintaining ethical digital tools requires time and human talent, the bulk of our time and talent is spent on the budget is used to compensate (as fairly and equitably as possible) our employees and service providers.
Each year, our accounts are audited and validated by a statutory auditor. independent accounts (we publish reports on this page).
- Employees: 77%
- Servers and domains: 6%
- Operating expanses: 4.5%
- Events and meetings: 2%
- Communication: 1%
- Project providers: 4%
- Banking fees and taxes: 5.5%
(data updated the 10/17/2022)
Questions and contact
I want to learn more about Framasoft.
- Our presentation of Framasoft page (key figures, administrative info, activities and financial reports - in French…);
- Our Framasoft.org website (main actions of the current year);
- The wikipedia article dedicated to Framasoft (on which we do not intervene - please note that the French article is more thorough).
Can I become a member of the Framasoft association?
No: Framasoft is an association by cooptation.
Indeed, we believe that it is not necessary to be a member of Framasoft. to come and contribute to our actions. Anyone can come and lend us hand on most of our projects (a good way to begin maybe to introduce yourself on the Framacolibris forum, and we are learning how to welcome volunteers (we still have a long way to go, please be patient with us!).
The cooption of members allows us to create a solid core of people to maintain the legal structure (the association according to the 1901 act, French law) which allows all our actions to exist, while making sure that we share values, methods (and a certain taste for self-derision).
Those who want to support us without volunteering can simply make a donation.
I can’t make a monthly donation, but I still wish to support Framasoft, what can I do?
Thank you for your kindness and your commitment.
First of all, please know that you can make a one-time donation. directly from the page https://soutenir.framasoft.org.
Framasoft is looking for volunteers. No matter how much available time you have and whatever your skills are, you can probably help. Let’s talk about it in the Framacolibris forum!
Finally, a great way to support us is by simply promoting our values and tools to others, and share what we do all around you.
Would Framasoft be interested in an influencer partnership? An exchange of links? A product placement or publi information?
Let’s be crytal clear: NO.
We believe that the values of popular education, knowledge and information commons and digital hygiene that we defend every day are incompatible with the advertising industry.
We see no interest in posting and distributing advertised content: we believe that our Internets, our attentions, our collective brains (yours and ours) are worth better than that.
Questions about your donation
I have made a donation, but I do not yet have a receipt to benefit from the tax deduction.
It’s OK: we send all donation receipts from one year around March/April of the following year, prior to the period for French tax filing.
However, if you would like to receive it sooner, or if you do not have it by March/April of the year following your donation, we will gladly edit you a copy.
To get one, please contact us through this form.
I made a monthly donation but I made a mistake in the amount I would like to donate. How can I modify it?
First of all, thank you for your generosity.
Technically, we cannot change the amount of a recurring donation for future withdrawals.
However, we can still stop them anytime you want!
To do so, please contact us here. We will then invite you, if you wish, to renew your donation on the next month with the right amount.
Alternative donations: can I make a donation in Bitcoin or via Lilo, Flattr, Tipeee, Benevity etc…?
These kinds of initiatives may be honorable, but for our association… it leads to an excessive accounting workload (numerous entries, checks, etc.) which in fact translates into additional costs (of )employee time and/or accounting expertise).
Our experience lead us to think that the sums that we would get from those kind of donations would not suffice to cover the additional expenses incurred by the extra accounting work.
That’s why we prefer to hold on to the donation system we propose, which has the added advantage of be able to offer a tax deduction (at least to French taxpayers).
I’m currently donating monthly but my credit card has expired, what can I do?
Normally, your recurring donation will be automatically stopped when your card is expired (and/or deactivated).
To update your payment informatons with Framasoft, just fill in the form on the page https://soutenir.framasoft.org as if it were your first donation.
You can contact us through our contact form.