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Why am I joining IndieHosters ?

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The story
 
Some months ago I heard of IndieHosters as a possible solution to host a local food consumption website. I then went to IndieHosters website and found a forum entry called "Future of IndieHosters": https://forum.indie.host/t/future-of-indiehosters-2/83/5?pk_campaign=DiogoWhy&pk_kwd=FutureIndie
 
Well, as a Sociocracy 3.0 (S3.0) practicioner and facilitator, as well as following my reading of the book "Business Model Generator", I found I might be of service by bringing in some of these tools.
 
We scheduled a meeting to get to know each other and understand what we could serve each other, and I then got to facilitate a Business Model Canvas exercise for IndieHosters, Netureza and Ecobytes, and an exercise to identify common needs.
 
After a while I sent an e-mail proposing a set of services and wishing for the hosting of some solutions.
 
The response was an Invitation to join in.
 
The why
 
So...why have I accepted this proposal?
 
I've been reconnecting with the IT guy within me, after some time being angry with him, and I relate to the Freedom empowerment message, through free software.
Also, being an advocate of collaborative organizational systems, and namely S3.0, I have found value in practicing what I am advocating for, and have been taking all oportunities I have to use it in the field.
 
In IndieHosters I found the openness to bring in this knowledge and experience and also the room to explore, while learning, some fields like product-awareness and data-analytics, while working for a driver that I can relate with, which aims for Common Good. 
 
In Pierre, I found a person I can trust.
And I found him advocating for a self-management policy also, which was completely aligned with S3.0.
 
So I started exchanging hosting for work hours, will get a comission on new clients I bring in and we will re-evaluate this on the following months, to check if this is still fair for both of us.
 
So, some of my first work will be about implementing some metrics, so some links you will see will have Piwik behind.
This is because we adopted the 7 principles of S3.0, being one of them Empiricism and the other Continuous Improvement. (find them all in http://sociocracy30.org/the-details/principles/)
 
You might find my work on some tracking-links, on some texts, and I ask you that if ever you find any kind of tension around any of IndieHosters actions, mine or not, please do not hesitate to share and we shall navigate through it together.
 
So...here is me, a human being that is currently presenting services as Independent IT and Organization Consultant and Facilitator, able to serve as Conflict Mediator, joining IndieHosters as OFF - Online Freedom Facilitator. 
 
May our collaboration contribute to Freedom, Common Good while respecting individual privacy.
 
And may all be happy !
 
P.S. Curiosity after joining I realized I was born in the year free software movement started to campaign for computer users freedom (https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/philosophy.html))
 
P.S.2...I am currently building my website and preparing migration to free software as much as I find it more effective to the current needs I am serving, so whenever you think of some possible incoherence in my speech versus my actions, do tell me as I value coherence and shall see your sharing as an opportunity to more coherence and clarification.
 
 
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