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[liberationtech] What is your vision for Liberationtech?

Richard Graves richardb.graves at
Fri Feb 24 13:17:11 PST 2017

Hey Yosem,

While I mostly work day-to-day in the clean energy & cleantech space, I as
well have been involved in running a successful politically active list for
the last 9 years and have been an advisor to some groups in the space: (tarensk's group), DemandProgress (aaronsw's group), even once
upon a time to (Hi, Nick!).

Personally, I think there are strong advantages to being a 501c3. Funding
is solvable, particularly with a bit of digital fundraising acumen. A good
and active board is essential.

For committees and activity, a Mattermost implementation might be a good

Anyways, I don't need any more projects - but I would be willing to donate
a few hours to a organizing group that wants to take forward the
list/organization - to help solve the movement infrastructure piece. Please
let me know if I can be of service.


Richard Graves
t: 202-372-6756
t: @RichardGraves

On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 2:50 PM, Yosem Companys <ycompanys at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Now that Liberationtech is independent from Stanford, we should probably
> also talk about what the community wants Liberationtech to become:
>    - What is your vision for Liberationtech? Should it remain a mailing
>    list with a Twitter account on its own domain? Should it do that plus
>    something else?
>    - Also, anybody have any idea of what legal structure we should adopt
>    (e.g., non-profit or cooperative)?
>    - What kind of leadership structure should we have? How should we run
>    the organization (e.g., electing leaders)?
>    - What committees do we need to create for people to volunteer and run
>    (e.g., technology, moderation, Twitter, fundraising, marketing)?
>    - How should we raise money? We need to pay at least for server space.
>    - Should we answer these questions now, or let the community develop
>    organically?
> Consider this a public online brainstorming session, but please feel free
> to write publicly or privately.
> Thanks,
> Yosem
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