HFG (Hochschule für Gemeinschaft)
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Group: Marie and Hanna Name of the instance: HFG (Hochschule für Gemeinschaft) Software: Mastodon: https://fediverse.party/en/mastodon Theme/Topic: Communication platform for HFG Karlsruhe Scale: less than 1000 (Students, Alumni, employees , Profs, ...) Interface: yet to be designed
- Does your instance have a Code of Conduct? If yes, what is the main need for it?
Yes there is definitely a need for it! See example from mastodon.social below!
- Are there clear mechanisms for conflict resolution and for proceedings in the case of the violation of community rules?
- How are you making decisions in your instance? (decisions like installing new features, writing a Code of Conduct etc)
There is a group of administrators that get democratically elected (mixed by their status) They decide individually the measures of consequence and further proceedings. For general decisions there will be votings, every member of the HfG hat a vote.
- Does your instance have a specific theme/themes or is it more generalistic?
Its a Comunication platform for any matters of The HFG, until now all the general comnication is happening via Email, to get this structured better we would suggest using a custom social media platform based on Mastodon
- To which degree do you want your instance to foster a tight-knit community?
communication, discussion, sharing and connecting
- How inclusive and diverse is your instance? In what ways? How do you promote this?
the instance is as diverse as the HfG
- Is your instance public (i.e. everyone can join), semi-public (i.e. everyone can apply), or private (i.e. only people with invitations can join)?
(members of the HfG)
- To what extent does the server of your instance rely on relatively environmental-friendly energy sources (wind energy, solar power, tidal power, wave power, geothermal energy, biomass and waste energy)?
- To what extent does the network rely on other infrastructures? (e.g.: Internet Service Provider, Domain Name Servers, Virtual Private Server, etc.)
- Are you going to buy new hardware or re-use/recycle old one?
- What will happen with hardware that needs to be trashed?
- How do you pay for your infrastructure?
- Are administrators, moderators and developers volunteers or paid for?
- What are its financial sources? (e.g.: donations, academia, state or private funding, subsidies, corporate sponsor, conferences etc. Read more funding models here: https://mkaz.blog/misc/open-souce-funding-models/)
- How can you ensure that you have enough resources, supporters, workers, volunteers, and users?
- Is your instance collectively owned and controlled by its members as a common good?
- Is your instance using advertisements?
- How big do you want your instance to be? (user count: < 100, < 500, <1000, <10000)
- Can users sign up for your instance for free or is it paid? If paid, is it affordable?