Motoma is creating a Privacy-Conscious Social Network
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Hi I'm Christopher Gilbert, commonly known as Motoma. I've been blogging about computers, hacking, and society for for the better part of 15 years.

I've work some kick-ass software, most notably:
  • PyLoris, a protocol agnostic, application-layer denial of service attack, which I authored
  • socksipy, an HTTP/SOCKS4/SOCKS5 layer that can tunnel all Python standard libraries' network communications (and a lot of additional libraries as well)
  •  A proof-of-concept network RAID architecture which has been featured in a number of sites, including Hack a Day
  • BitGirl, an award-winning, pluggable, Python-based IRC bot

Additionally:

What I intend to do with the money
Mastodon is an open-source, privacy-conscious, decentralized social network. One of the incredibly important pieces of a decentralized social network is diversity of options. To that end I maintain a public Mastodon instance at https://rich.gop/ . This instance is free of ads, marketers, and stalkers.

I provide this service on a virtualized infrastructure that I own. I would like to improve that infrastructure, in the dimensions of availability, reliability, and speed. Users of a free and public tools shouldn't be beholden to a second-rate service; I plan to leverage my 13 years of professions distributed software development and hosting experience to deliver a first-class experience to my users.

If I am able to meet my fundraising goals, I intend to give back to the Mastodon project by submitting a set of features that would significantly reduce the barrier of entry for setting up personal Mastodon nodes.

Rewards
My Gratiude
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
My gratitude for making this project worth something.
Social Media Follow
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I will go out of my way to...
Guest Post
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
At this tier, I will give you the option to post a guest blog on either
Credit on the Site
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible.
Goals
$1 of $15 per month
A Small Public Instance
With $15/month, I would be able to upgrade my sever to a single, dedicated machine for hosting a minor public Mastodon instance.
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Hi I'm Christopher Gilbert, commonly known as Motoma. I've been blogging about computers, hacking, and society for for the better part of 15 years.

I've work some kick-ass software, most notably:
  • PyLoris, a protocol agnostic, application-layer denial of service attack, which I authored
  • socksipy, an HTTP/SOCKS4/SOCKS5 layer that can tunnel all Python standard libraries' network communications (and a lot of additional libraries as well)
  •  A proof-of-concept network RAID architecture which has been featured in a number of sites, including Hack a Day
  • BitGirl, an award-winning, pluggable, Python-based IRC bot

Additionally:

What I intend to do with the money
Mastodon is an open-source, privacy-conscious, decentralized social network. One of the incredibly important pieces of a decentralized social network is diversity of options. To that end I maintain a public Mastodon instance at https://rich.gop/ . This instance is free of ads, marketers, and stalkers.

I provide this service on a virtualized infrastructure that I own. I would like to improve that infrastructure, in the dimensions of availability, reliability, and speed. Users of a free and public tools shouldn't be beholden to a second-rate service; I plan to leverage my 13 years of professions distributed software development and hosting experience to deliver a first-class experience to my users.

If I am able to meet my fundraising goals, I intend to give back to the Mastodon project by submitting a set of features that would significantly reduce the barrier of entry for setting up personal Mastodon nodes.

Recent posts by Motoma

Rewards
My Gratiude
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
My gratitude for making this project worth something.
Social Media Follow
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
I will go out of my way to...
Guest Post
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
At this tier, I will give you the option to post a guest blog on either
Credit on the Site
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible.