Retribute, first blog post, proofreading
Tonight, I've been writing a non-technical blog post about #Retribute.
Hopefully, it will shed some light on the project: how it works, why it works that way, what comes next…
If you are fluent in English or interested in the matter, would you mind proofreading it?
I'm sure there are some typos, syntax and grammar mistakes, and the copy itself could be improved!
You can edit directly on the pad at
If you want to learn more about #Retribute, I recommend you read this blog post I published this morning about the problems the project aims to solve and how.
It's non-technical and focuses on the bigger picture, more technical writings will come afterwards.
@shellkr as a centralized service Flattr, both creators and their audience must create an account, which means growing a community big enough to make it valuable is a huge, huge task.
It requires manual actions from the audience to flattr, and manual acgions for the creators to add a flattr button along with their content (which isn't always an option, depending on where the content is hosted).
I'm not implying that flattr is bad, at all. I really love the concept!
@shellkr it is strongly limited by its centralized nature, though, and by its lack of compatibility with what existed before it.
On the other hand, Retribute isn't a payment system, but a financing system. It doesn't enforce a specific payment platform, but is designed to work with existing ones, including flattr.
As a creator or contributor, if you're using Flattr, you can benefit from Retribute. You don't need to choose.
Yes, that is a good distinguisher and something I feel is very important to point out.
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