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  mrkvon a2bca6c01e add leaving-trustroots 1 year ago
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     "date": "2021-01-10",
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-    "title": "Leaving Trustroots",
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+    "title": "Leaving Trustroots Volunteering",
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     "url": "leaving-trustroots"
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 **TLDR**; I've decided to leave Trustroots volunteering because I want to put my focus and energy elsewhere.
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+I remain a member of Trustroots community.
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 ## Looking back
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 I first contributed code to Trustroots in June 2016. It was a [bugfix](https://github.com/Trustroots/trustroots/pull/361) in randomization of user location.
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 ```
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-You can read my very personal account on being part of this network.
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+You can read my very personal account on volunteering for this network below:
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-## Beginnings
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 I joined Trustroots in December 2014. Folks from hitchwiki hosted me and [Talita](https://www.trustroots.org/profile/smarkaty) in Antalya on hitchwiki hackathon. Mikael, Arthur and Rémi were about to launch Trustroots.
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-## Inspiration
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 At that time I wanted to create a social network. You would find people who cared about the same things as you, you would start collaborating, and the world would become a better place.
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 I liked Trustroots a lot. So I simply copied many Trustroots features.
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-I didn't understand a social network needed people. After years of development, I abandoned the project, reaching about 5 members. I learned _a lot_.
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+I didn't understand that a social network needed people. After years of development, I abandoned the project, reaching about 5 members. I learned _a lot_.
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 [ditup.org](https://ditup.org): Do it together, start it up!
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-## Contributing
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 I fixed a bug in Trustroots in 2016. Months later, somebody, probably Mikael, asked me whether I would work on statistics. I said yes.
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 Around that time I hoped Trustroots could help refugees get help on their way. I was told (in now defunct forum by I don't know whom) this would be possible only after Trustroots was translated and Tribes (now Circles) were more evolved. I didn't argue, but started working on translations, along with React migration.
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-## Dreaming
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 Mikael Korpela, who had been the main force and authority behind Trustroots, started having less time for Trustroots.
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-Then Nick Sellen came back to Trustroots and I was very happy with the direction we as a community took. I didn't have my own vision, but Nick's vision resonated with me. These were vaguely hopes for more community-driven Trustroots, in which founders would gradually give up their power and authority and we would be organized in peer to peer way, with power more equally distributed.
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+Then Nick Sellen came back to Trustroots and I was very happy with the direction we as a community took. I didn't have my own vision, but Nick's vision resonated with me. These were, vaguely, hopes for more community-driven Trustroots, in which founders would gradually give up their power and authority and we would govern ourselves in peer to peer way, with power more equally distributed.
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 [Nick left Trustroots](https://gist.github.com/nicksellen/3b299c2513e3be9b1caf8f340543cda6) and some of this vision may have left with him. I hope some of it stays. I can't say since I haven't been around.
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-## Burning out
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 During the first pandemia lockdown, I became isolated and unhappy. The Spring 2020 Hackathon took place. I participated, but the remains of my energy got depleted.
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 A cause worth spending next 10 years of my life:
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-_Every person knows that school is bad for them, that they don't have to go to school and what they can do instead._ In other words _promoting unschooling and self-directed education among people who currently go to school_.
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+_Every (young) person knows that school is bad for them, that they don't have to go to school and what they can do instead._ In other words _promoting unschooling and self-directed education among people who currently go to school_.
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 ## My hopes and wishes for Trustroots
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 - trust yourself.
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 - question authority.
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-- meet with me someday.
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-Life is essentially meaningless, therefore we are free.
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 ## Disclaimer
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