An important word that needs some thought is “permissionless”
The body is made up of three different, balanced groups:
- Stakeholders – the people who do the work, who run/mod the fediverse
- Users – the people who use the tools/services, who use the fediverse
- The Affiliate Stakeholders – the people who commit time to support the work of the fediverse
This is a very broken web we live in so let’s clarify issues. The names can change, they are placeholders
Anybody can become a stakeholder, in the case of the fediverse this is setting up and running an active instance – could use mastohost for the less technical to do this or a home hosted instance on a old laptop.
If’s simple if a user wont to become a stakeholder setup and mod an instance.
Users are self-explanatory, they buy in but don’t have time or focuses or inclination to run a part of the fedivers.
The Affiliate Stakeholders are a little more complex and are thus treated differently, it’s up to the body itself to decide if the play a active and useful role.
Nothing in this is top down, nothing is this elitist, nothing in this is discriminatory, nothing in this is undemocratic. Its #KISS and looks safe to the “normal world” while at the same time being native to the fediverse and its roots.
We need a grant to make this happen who is helping to write the grant app.