“What is the Red Triangle Technology Collective? More than anything else, it’s a means by which we can become independent from corporate and state-controlled communications mediums. From Facebook to Google, Verisign to Yahoo, relying on entities which are sympathetic to the ruling class for our entire network is a strategy for fail.
We need our own solutions – by us, for us, with our needs and principles in heart and mind. That’s what RTTC is.”
– Matt D. Harris, founder
In a nutshell, the purpose of the Red Triangle Technology Collective is to provide a no-cost hosting solution for radical projects and websites. This way, people who can’t afford (or would like to avoid) a commercial provider can still start developing their ideas on the web!
Our team is worker-managed – we democratically (via consensus when possible; via voting when not) make the majority of non-technical decisions regarding the management of the co-op. This includes things like projects to provide services for, criteria for services, memberships in the co-op, and potential future expansions into new areas. Technical decisions are made by the engineering team on a consensus basis.
RTTC is up & running – we have several servers online, our IRC channel is public, our FTP service is up, and more. However, we’re still in the early stages of the project and need more community involvement to move forward. Our biggest hill to climb right now is fundraising – donations have helped us immensely, but team members are still currently paying for some costs out-of-pocket. In order to continue operating and move forward, community involvement is key. If you’re able to help, the donation page is here.
Monthly commitments of $X/month made via PayPal are incredibly helpful to RTTC because they allow us to effectively budget and move forward. One time donations of any amount are also important to us, though. The chipins are geared towards 3 different goals; and one of them (the Cisco 3524 Switch) is a short-term need. So, any & all one time donations go a long way towards helping us meet those goals! 🙂
Feel free to ask me any questions if you’d like to know more. 🙂 We’re also all available to be contacted on our facebook group here.