Thu 15 Dec 2022 1:30PM

PPBE Online : Common Policy for All

PD Pascal Dk Public Seen by 23



Pirates use Free Software anytime it's possible, but there is still some online service that we (could) use and they don't match that criteria. IE : Facebook, Twitter, Discord.

Also, as a matter of facts

  • Nobody may really forbid anyone to create anything online with the name "Pirate Party Belgium" in it

  • We love trying stuffs

  • There is different point of view regarding the tools that we may use or not regarding our core values

  • Not everyone has skills to setup a server

  • We can't let everyone having an access on PPBE infrastructure


Set some basic rules and good practice regarding any tool we may use, on any platform, free or not.

Here is a draft with the main point I see for now :

  • if there is a Open Source solution, use it every time it's possible

  • 3 admins rule anywhere if possible

  • official tools for discussions are Element and Loomio

  • official tools for content publication are PPBE Fediverse Accounts (Mastodon for now, Pixelfed and Peertube could be added later)

  • GAFAMX tools are secondary and should not be presented as the main ones. They may help the community members to find each others, but they should advocate our free service.

  • When possible, a bridge should exist between our Free and their GAFAMX tools (IE: Element <> Telegram)


  • help people getting aboard, even if they are not tech savvy enough and/or not totally aware of free alternatives

  • help ideas and project to get alive > it can always be pushed through Free software later

  • help people to get involved with free alternatives instead of forcing them

  • build a moderation policy respected and wanted on every platform we use


Service already in use

See https://wiki.pirateparty.be/ITNow & https://wiki.pirateparty.be/ITSquad/Pirates_Selection & https://wiki.pirateparty.be/ITSquad

  • Wordpress (free software, self-hosted)

  • Mastodon (free software, self-hosted)

  • Mumble (free software, self-hosted)

  • Jirafeau (free software, self-hosted) 

  • Mediawiki (free software, self-hosted) 

  • Etherpad (free software, self-hosted)

  • Yunohost (free software, self-hosted)

  • OpenSondage (free software, self-hosted)

  • Loomio (free software)

  • Element (free software)

  • Jitsi (free software)

  • Telegram

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • (Discord?)

  • (Reddit?)

  • (Infomaniak?)


Add a list of every URL we have on thoses services


Add a list of every Admin/Moderators on those service


Pascal Dk Thu 15 Dec 2022 2:11PM

I guess we could also add some naming rules for domain, profile, username, etc... This could help develop/reinforce our online identity as a community.

Probably not the most important matter thou...

(I'm only talking about PPBE accounts, not people/members accounts)


Pascal Dk Sun 18 Dec 2022 5:22PM

To define : what about the admin/moderators access ?


Pascal Dk Sun 18 Dec 2022 5:24PM

To define : what about kick/ban rules

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