This is Servers.coop – we're making a recipe to set up a community server provider, and cooking up our own dog-food by offering Virtual Private Server space.
We'll be starting out on donated hardware, powered by renewable energy, in Ashton-under-Lyme in the UK.
We'll be launching a crowdfunding campaign shortly to make sure costs are covered for the first year – follow us on here, join our Matrix space https://matrix.to/#/!bDeUsKuqTQwBjBEAuj:autonomic.zone?via=autonomic.zone&via=matrix.org&via=gottsnack.net , or look out for details of our upcoming e-mail list.
(PS thanks to Sunbeam.city for hosting us on here)
@powersource currently if a collective wants to offer VPSs to others, they have to either use proprietary software, or do shittons of manual work, or both.
Our theory is that if the path from "we found a server in a bin" / "we pooled our money and bought a secondhand server off the internet" to "people paying for VPSs" were shorter, then there would be a lot more ethical hosting options.
Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.