Oh you want a 30 second animation of a spaceship approaching a planet? Here's an STL of the ship, and the planet, see if you can find someone to plop 'em on a starfield and donate some render time.
We could pool our collective resources and help one another make neat things, and that makes me happy.
And who, among those people, wants to get together and collectively make a lot of things?
@ajroach42 I do a lot of little video editing projects, mostly for my own enjoyment. I can't share most of what I make because well, it's made up of stuff I don't own. Having free clips and assets would allow me to share more of the things I make without worrying about legal repercussions.
Although I will also point you to the feature film, stock footage, and TV archives at archive.org that are chock full of footage you could use without legal repercussions: https://archive.org/details/feature_films
I guess, in order to kickstart this, the first thing I need to do is draw up a list of resources that I'm aware of that we could use to bootstrap this thing.
@ajroach42 Speaking of which, I think git-annex might be a good replacement for the filesharing aspects of Nextcloud, because a) it can traverse firewalls and deal with changing IP addresses via Tor, and b) it allows partial copies of repositories, in any direction.
So one of the problems inherent in this kind of attempt at spontaneous organizing via the fediverse is that most of our federated software systems are actually Not Great for anything other than quasi-ephemeral messages.
It's hard to organize and rally people around an idea when your primary method of interacting is a microblogging platform.
I'm going to go ahead an propose that we start thinking about ways for fediverse creators to organize outside the fediverse.
I'm partial to email! It's a good platform for slow, long form communication. We could just start an email with many recipients and begin a conversation while we think about and work on other ways to organize.
Or we could use an actual mailing list, which would be better from a UX perspective (anyone know any good mailing list software?)
I'm open to other suggestions! (Forums? usenet? someone's BBS?)
I've also had a lot of success in the past with Kanban style boards for collaborative project management (like Trello)
There are a couple of self-hostable Kanban board applications out there, so I'll probably go ahead and set one up tonight.
If you're interested in participating in all of this, shoot me a DM and I'll get you in to a list on my local machine.
I'll send out a link to the Kanban board and a chatroom when everything is ready and we can figure out the details from there?
@ajroach42 that's cool and stuff but there are steps to make before. 1. The Problem that you mention about the simplicity of fed services today. Simple posting and basically just talking. No real exchanges of resources or services. We could see PixelFed and Peertube as the beginning of that. However they are not oriented to do that...
2. We don't even have what you describe in a centralised way so that's something to look at first I would say ;)