I'm a french engineering CS student in France. I have used Warmshowers on my cycling trips and would like to help you develop a new hosting solution.
Before you announced your disagreement with the management, I planned to start creating a similar application.
There are two important facts:
When the crisis is over, people will be looking to travel again and enjoy their freedom. I think you have your card to play now.
Hi all, somehow I stumbled on this subject on Facebook. My name is Bas Idsinga from The Netherlands, and I used to tour in Africa before Corona. I used WS quite a lot, and loved the idea. Because of Corona, I had to quit my journey, and started creating a new platform called Cycle Planet, all on my own. I'm not a developer, but felt the urge to create a platform that works better than WS, with higher response rates. From scratch, I learned myself coding, and now the platform is live and looking for more users and volunteers to make the platform better. Perhaps this would be a solution for you guys to join, as the platform is already there. The website is https://cycleplanet.org/, and there is an Android and iOS app. As I'm just an amateur coder, it would be nice if some pro's could assist me. Slowly, a team of cycle passionist is forming around Cycle Planet already. The platform is all voluntarily and should run on donations. We already found a collaboration with Ortlieb to do a give away, and we're looking for more collaborations. The website is build in a way that it can be updated on all 3 platforms at once, making it smarter and cheaper to run. If you want to know more, please join the Cycle Planet WhatsApp group https://chat.whatsapp.com/FlQ4jUOtVqxKY1vONVcqgv.
Bas Idsinga ;)
there is a high level proposal for the next generation of HospEx platform to be built in a federated way. This would allow different groups of people to run their own platform with their own rules, and really addresses the issues with these centralized platforms where the board ends up with too much power. Would love to hear your thoughts/likes on it.