# share-your-work

Taylor Troesh

11/29/2023, 1:51 PM
Howdy friends! I recently published the beginnings of a new project: I'm looking for projects that reduce public reliance on bloated/crumbling infrastructure. Any suggestions?

Jason Priestley

11/29/2023, 5:58 PM
I agree with a lot of your diagnosis of the problems we're facing. Large companies are sucking up all the oxygen and building overcomplicated software. What you're going for with wigwams seems to have a lot of overlap with the stated ideals of the open source movement, so I think it would be helpful to think about why that movement has failed and how yours can differentiate itself. Won't people in your directory want to make money? Isn't the best way to make money with a small, user-friendly project by using it as marketing or a trojan horse to get people into a big, user-hostile ecosystem?

Taylor Troesh

11/29/2023, 7:30 PM
Great feedback! I have been thinking a lot about the economics of open-source recently, and I don't have any great solutions. I agree that digging into some open-source nuance might be helpful. Thanks!

Konrad Hinsen

11/29/2023, 7:42 PM
There's a lot of overlap with a list of simplicity-oriented software projects I compiled recently:


11/30/2023, 2:51 AM
FWIW, IMO: • most simple: UNIX shell pipelines, Sector Lisp • least simple: anything from GNU, emacs

Mike Austin

12/01/2023, 5:43 PM
I'm curious about the Gemini project, and I like the comparison to Gopher. I wonder if browsers "Reader mode" helps people (less distraction, no ads), but could be rendered wildly different per site.