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Open Call with CentUp, Flattr, and Patreon

May 24, 2013, 1:51 pm

Chad Whitacre, founder of Gittip, will participate in a public video conference call together with:

The call will take place on Thursday, May 30 at 11:00 AM US/Pacific (translat e to your timezone). The link to view the live-stream of the call on YouTube via Google Hangouts on Air will be posted on @Gittip.

This call is interesting because CentUp, Flattr, Gittip and Patreon are generally viewed as competitors, each building a platform for sustainable crowd- funding. Gittip is participating in this call because we recognize these companies as kindred spirits in a wider movement. Our individual success depends on a cultural change in attitudes towards giving and value exchange, and we can accelerate this movement by collaborating where we can, and otherwise spurring one another on. We’re initiating this open communication because we believe it’s what our users want from us.

Before and during the call, please ask questions and make comments via Twitter, using the hashtag: #scfcall (for “sustainable crowd-funding call”).

Thanks for working with us to build the new digital economy

Update: Here’s the video of the call. Thanks to all who participated!