Nous sommes en train de refondre les pages d'accueil des services Framasoft.

(nous vous en avons parlé récemment ici sur notre blog )

C'est le moment de dévoiler les pages des 5 premiers services, dans un fil tout doux à partager !
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I absolutely adore the header illustrations on the upcoming website of the framasoft services
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👏 @davidrevoy


@Framasoft Can you please communicate in English as main language? In understand that you are proud of your country and language, but insisting on French as first language excludes so many people. Even techies who otherwise would contribute to your great project. @davidrevoy @rufposten

@davidrevoy @rufposten

Hi @marco !

Well, actually, we see ourselves as a small-tech not-for-profit. (hi @aral !)

Being (and staying) small implies not wanting to get everyone's attention, and not wanting to get everyone using our services (we want to decentralize, more than to grow).

This is why we consider that all our service-hosting and popular education (cultural commons) actions are aimed to a French-speaking audience.


@davidrevoy @rufposten @marco @aral

On another hand, we think that some of our actions can help decentralization, and we communicate in English about them.

It's software editing, (such as PeerTube and Mobilizon) and sharing our experience (how we degooglized, what we learned from our mistakes).

Those choices are also influenced by the fact that we are a 10-employees team, and just can't switch to a bilingual/English main language.

We just would burn ourselves out.

Sorry -_-...


@Framasoft @davidrevoy @aral @rufposten @marco

So staying small means excluding as many people as possible? - I don't mean this question too judgemental. There is e.g. the concept of the commons that is also based on exclusion to avoid over-use of ressources.

#just a thought

@torsten_torsten No, staying small means we scale horizontally and in a non-colonial manner.

It means that if something is useful for your community, you can take it and make it yours because you know better than I do what your community’s needs are.

It means we’re not playing god/Elon Musk.

(I also wonder how many people who worry about reach because of lack of English translate all their communication to Mandarin and Hindi?)

#SmallTech #nonColonial

@davidrevoy @rufposten @Framasoft @marco

@aral @torsten_torsten @davidrevoy @rufposten @Framasoft Good points: horizontal scale and Mandarin / Hindi. ;) It's also a limited view from me = what my accusation was against framasoft. Well observed.

But still, my impression is that here in Europe English is the language for development, community work etc. Even German based project spreads the word in English, although it is only distributed in Germany (probably to reach non German speaking people in the country).

@aral @davidrevoy @rufposten @Framasoft @marco

Okay, thanks for the explanation, gives me food for thought. (Though translating english communication to hindi seems redundant, no?)
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