Hey, was wondering if you know any other collectives offering a similar service (or set of services) to disroot?
I really appreciate the project, and disroot is the most compelling open-source hosting collective I’ve seen, but I imagined it was also in the spirit of the project that there would ideally be many “disroots” all around the world — I was curious if you had some to recommend? Or even better yet, a list of like-minded projects.
In particular, I would like to be able to recommend email & services to friends, who are looking to get off the BigTechCompanies — ideally I would like to be able to recommend a service to friends which is donation-based, values privacy decentralization and open-source, and also allows the use of email with a personal domain. I saw that disroot has temporarily disabled this feature, and that even before it was only a feature for some. In my perspective, letting users use an email with their own personal domain is an important feature for respecting user autonomy, because it allows the user to potentially migrate off the service (if the service ever starts to mistreat them or isn’t working for them) without losing their contacts and network. In other words, even as sysadmins with the best intentions, to empower the user to not depend on you as much as possible and make it easy to leave. I would like to recommend an email like this to friends if I can find it.
So this is really two questions 1. about alternatives/cousins of disroots and 2. wondering if you would consider making personal domains available for all users who want it (on this note, I’m a developer, and this is something I would also be open to help contributing to building if that would be helpful).