Crowdfunding + distributed collaboration
We need individuals, civic organizations, and public and private entities of all stripes, whose common focus is an interest in the development of a collective, open source, knowledge-based society. Goteo differs from other models of crowdfunding by positioning itself as a social network composed of promoters, co-financers, and collaborators.
As a member of the network, you can take on one or more roles, depending on the project. Goteo offers:
Goteo is an initiative managed by the non-profit organization Fundación Fuentes Abiertas [Open Source Foundation] in order to ensure that the principles of openness, neutrality, transparency and independence are maintained through Goteo's development and management “feeder capital” fund. The Foundation also promotes an experimentation laboratory which is applied in turn for the benefit of the common good, open source code, and free knowledge in various social, cultural, and economic spheres.
Goteo’s principal promoter is Platoniq, an international organization of cultural producers and software developers who are pioneers in the production and distribution of copyleft culture. Since 2001, Platoniq has worked on projects and activities where the social uses of information technology and networking are applied to the development of communication, self-training, and civic organization. Noted among these projects are Burn Station, OpenServer, Banco Común de Conocimientos [Bank of Common Knowledge] and S.O.S, and all are available on the online research platform YouCoop.
For Goteo’s development, Platoniq is fortunate to have an important support network, comprised of various entities, among which are the Ministerio de Cultura [Ministry of Culture], CoNCA (Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts de Catalunya-National Council of Culture and Arts of Catalonia), ColaBoraBora (Centro de Innovación Social de EUTOKIA [Eutokia Social Innovation Center), Instituto de Cultura de Barcelona [Barcelona Institute of Culture], Medialab Prado, and CCCB Lab (Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona - Barcelona Center for Contemporary Culture).
Goteo is part of an international trend of various emerging on and offline initiatives that are attempting to reconfigure the way in which we relate and progress both socially and economically, including crowdsourcing, peer-to-peer networks, microloans, complementary currencies, long tail economies, new forms of solidarity economies, free culture, and other ways of participating and socializing in a wide sense.
It is based on and inspired by a mixture of significant experiences with respect to crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and micropayment platforms like Flattr, initiatives to support open web projects like those promoted by Mozilla, open licensing like Creative Commons, new registration platforms like Safe Creative and distributed economies around projects like open hardware.
Strategy: Susana Noguero
Development: Olivier Schulbaum
Contents: Enric Senabre
Campaigns: María G. Perulero
Queries: Mercè Moreno
Management: Martina Ramis
Development of local nodes: Ricardo Antón, Rosa Fernández, Anto Recio
Design: Diego Bustamante
Programming: Julián Cánaves, Platoniq
Systems administration: Iván Vergés
Workshops and training: Enric Senabre and María G. Perulero
Translations: Mireia Ribas, Chris Pinchen, Liz Castro, Ibon Castilla
Infographics: Franc Camps-Febrer
Business and economic advice: Jordi Planas y Olivier Pertuis
Technical and data mining advice: Alan Lazalde
Communication and promotion:
Judicial, intellectual property, and licensing advice: