Hi fediverse! Boosts appreciated on this one.

I’m part of a co-op building a platform for artists to sell art without getting exploited. I’ve been working on it for a while but there’s a lot of work to do and I could use some help. A ton of the main features are in place, but there’s still some big gaps and a lot of polish left before it can launch.

The platform is fully open source and developed in the open. It’s built on Phoenix/Elixir and Tailwindcss. Our co-op is already incorporated and established and it’s open to members that want to actually commit but you don’t need to be a member to contribute or help.

Does this sound interesting? I’d love some help! I’m also happy to answer questions. And no, you don’t need to know Elixir already. It’s pretty easy to learn for the things you’d be using it for. Even some design help would be welcome. Feel free to reply here or DM me!

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@zkat hey! i'd love to work together. can you tell me about employment with the co-op? is this a volunteer role?

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@garbados right now, the co-op only has two worker-members, but we're not getting paid because we're not making any money yet (in fact, I'm financing the whole thing out of my own pocket, which has been a pain tbh).

So any collaboration here would be community-based.

We *are* asking people who do non-trivial contributions to track their hours so that we can (someday) start compensating folks (including ourselves), but that's a long way off and there's no guarantee about how _much_ those hour credits will be worth or how to get paid for them. Additionally, if someone ends up becoming a core member of the project, we'll most likely have them join the co-op proper, which would make them co-owners and thus have a concrete say in governance/voting and a cut of profits (someday)

@zkat ah, i see. unfortunately my bandwidth for volunteer work is booked up 😬

@garbados that's fine. I know it's rough to ask people to volunteer their time and I hate doing it, but also I care enough about seeing this come to fruition that I felt it was ok to ask anyway :)

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