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David Gomez

400 EUR since May 2021

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Lance Wicks

170 EUR since Oct 2019

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Flaki

160 EUR since Oct 2019

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Sean Billig

126 EUR since Jan 2022

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Kay Rhodes

107 EUR since Aug 2019

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anonymous

70 EUR since Jun 2019

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Jonathan Dahan

66 EUR since Oct 2019

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45 EUR since Apr 2020

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41.94 EUR since May 2021

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Anders Rune Jensen

40 EUR since Jun 2019

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noffle

18 EUR since Jul 2019

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Sam Muirhead

10 EUR since Jun 2019

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Andre Garzia

5 EUR since May 2019

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Seán

5 EUR since Aug 2020

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ACCESS

1,969 EUR since Jun 2019

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blockades.org

125 EUR since Nov 2019

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25 EUR since Oct 2021

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Andre Garzia

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€5 EUR

ACCESS

€1,969 EUR

David Gomez

€400 EUR

Lance Wicks

backer

€170 EUR

Flaki

backer

€160 EUR

Sean Billig

supporter

€126 EUR

blockades.org

€125 EUR

Kay Rhodes

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€107 EUR

anonymous

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€70 EUR

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€45 EUR

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€58.29 EUR

Total raised

€3,095.67 EUR

Total disbursed

€3,037.38 EUR

Estimated annual budget

€573.13 EUR

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Important Stuff About Patchfox OC

Folks, I’ll probably close Patchfox OC once they pay the expense I submit six days ago. I’m really unhappy with the fiscal host I’m using. They’re very slow to process the expenses and not consistent at all with how long it should take. I h...
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Published on May 13, 2022 by Andre Garzia

March 2022 update

Good afternoon folks, In February, I made a small release of Patchfox to fix a blocking bug that prevented onboarding new users. This was a trick bug because it didn't affect current users at all, so it took me a while to find out that it w...
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Published on March 7, 2022 by Andre Garzia

February 2022 update

Hi Friends, This update has been delayed for a while, sorry. I was trying to fix some stuff to make this update more interesting, but I couldn't do it in time. As mentioned in the previous update, I took sometime off to rest and try to get...
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Published on February 9, 2022 by Andre Garzia

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About

Patchfox is a WebExtension for Mozilla Firefox that works as a client for the Secure Scuttlebutt platform.

Where money will be spent?

  • Development time from contractors and core contributors.
  • Potential infrastructure.
  • Outreach towards other dweb communities, web developers and events.
  • Producing content to help onboard new users and developers.

Immediate Roadmap

  • Add support for:
  • Private messages
  • Gatherings
  • Start testing under Opera Browser and Brave Browser
  • Improve pull-stream handling for posts/avatars/names/votes

Motivation behind the project

At the moment, there are two main ways of interacting with scuttlebutt: running an electron based app or running some form of server and opening a local webapp. In the first case, your scuttlebutt experience is decoupled from your web experience which is at the same time good and bad. In the second case, even if you’re using scuttlebutt from a tab in your browser of choice, it doesn’t interact with the remaining web experience you have while using the browser. Patchfox make possible new experiences and features that are not easily done with the above mentioned ways of running Secure Scuttlebutt. I’d like to summarize some reasons why I believe this is a good idea:

Richer interaction with the browser

Using an add-on allows us to tap into APIs that are not available to normal webapps. It opens possibilities for contextual menus, browser buttons, sidebars, and other UX experiences. For example, a compose message window on a sidebar allows you to change your active tab while still composing the message, thus making it a lot easier to compose entries that carry content from multiple sources and to fact-check stuff while you’re posting.

Allows us to run one less web engine

There are too many electron based apps in our daily usage. Many of us (me included) are running an editor such as Visual Studio Code or Atom, Slack, Spotify, Patchwork, Trello app, and each of those apps is one more chrome-based engine running. Chrome is not known for being a diet browser, if we could run one less instance of chrome, that would help our machine.

Find new usage patterns

As this deeper integration opens up new possibilities of usage (mostly by reducing friction), new forms of interaction between the current web and the decentralized web will surface. Having decentralized technology inside a major browser will probably lead to new usage patterns beyond what we have seen so far.

Pave the way for more decentralized features inside major web browsers

Once completed and working, the method of adding ssb features to Firefox will make it easier to add features from other dweb solutions such as dat and ipfs, which could lead to larger and more frictionless adoption of those technologies as well.

WebExtensions work in many browsers

The new add-on API called WebExtensions is basically an standard. The API is shared between Firefox, Chrome, Opera and even Edge and Vivaldi. Each browser has some APIs that are not present in the others but it is a lot easier to port between browsers than it was when each used their own API. This work could later be used in porting the add-ons to other browsers.

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