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Hubzilla Outreach

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Hubzilla in communities

Harper Pollock
 
With some problems (admin needed!) we try to make our instance an example of what Hubzilla can be for a goal oriented intentional community. Once we are done with deployment, we plan to quit all low-security communication channels, cancel Wordpress and static pages and route it all to Hubzilla.
The next step will be to deploy all resource-coordination applications and use them in our daily work.
Finally we plan to learn how to use Hubzilla as the central community app for our meta-projectthumbnail


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Communities in Hubzilla

Thomas Runge
  
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I think one of the great advantages of Hubzilla is the possibility to create forum-like communities with some special topic. This is a good thing to spread the word. If you are interested in Hubzilla and anything else: create a community (like I did for our regular pub meetings). I do not need to tell people about Hubzilla in the first place, but I tell them "we also have an online community to coordinate our meetings" and if they are interested I will tell about Hubzilla; if they are happy joining the community and don't care about the technical details I don't have to bother them with it.

You could create communities like that for any kind of group, scene, community, party, ... This will help bring people and "life" into Hubzilla. We do not need to talk about Hubzilla and funny cat gifs all the time ;)

With clones and nomadic identities someday someone will tell you "I like the idea of your book collector forum... is it in Hubzilla? I have an account in my old timer car community, maybe I will just clone it to your server."

That would be great!
Thomas Runge
 
I also think that regional communities are a great idea.

A topic related to a certain city or region makes it far easier to meet people who might be interested in your forum and are not on Hubzilla, yet, and tell them about your community ;)
Erik R
  
That is what we are trying to fire off from this hub, Askeröd is a small community in southern of Sweden with an engaged local group with focus of the time that has been (when there was a railway station) and the time that is to come (ability to live and work).

We are not many users yet and only few of them are active but we are know and there is invites sent to around 20 persons.
Thomas Runge
  
there is invites sent to around 20 persons


That is exactly what I mean with the advantage of regional topics -- you can invite persons far easier, when you know them or are able to meet them somewhere ;)
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Groups likely to be sympathetic to Hubzilla

Cat Gun
  
Marshall Sutherland
  
* libertarians
Thomas Runge
  
What about:

* Familys who want to have their own private cloud with the possibility to connect to other hubs

* Companies who want to share information and data with customers and partners and need by law control over their data

* independent artists or freelancer who want to share their art under fair licenses without giving google or facebook every right in the book over their own work

* schools who want to create their own networks while at the same time teach interested students how webservers work, how you make a professionell blog with an editorial team, how to administrate a community, and so on

* ...

I absolutely aggree that the politicaly suppressed (for whatever reasson) like sex workers in the US or drug consumers in the EU or even larger political movements or rebel groups might be attracted to the idea of Hubzilla as an censorresistant network, and I guess they can use it. But please note that public posts will be federated to other servers and might be illegal even to host in some countries (like supporting drug selling would be in Germany, I guess) and so you put anyone running his own hub in danger of punishment (in Germany maybe jail, in other, really suppressing nations maybe even worse) -- hence your servers have to be blocked.

Some of the groups you named will propably be more interested in anonymous darknet communities (maybe also running Hubzilla, why not), but the clearnet is not a lawfree space and also not really anonymous.
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