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Contributing to Telos by donating improvement services via Nodenode

Announcing Nodenode.org

Today, I’m announcing an exciting (for me!), new endeavor: Nodenode.

Our mission statement is to provide improvement services for free to selected projects that run on open networks. We will be providing these services as part of our larger block producer activities.

Nodenode open network contribution flow

If your project has a need for design, UX, or other product related services, reach out to us here: https://www.nodenode.org/schedule

I hope this will help improve the state of one of my favorite open networks: Telos. By providing free services, we can incrementally improve the cohesion and quality of the deployed apps, which in turn will bring more, new users to the network. As they say, if you build it, they will come.

We’ve been running a block producer on the Testnet since July, 2021 and we’re ready to migrate to the Mainnet.

I hope that you will vote for our BP! Account: nodenodeorg1

You can see our bp.json, and our code of conduct.

Why Telos?

For anyone who is reading this and is unaware of the project, these are the core reasons that I want to focus some of my energies on this excellent network:

  • Telos runs EOSIO software, which is open source, and is a good fit for my experience and knowledge-base
  • Telos is truly decentralized, with dozens of block producers located all over the world
  • Telos is well governed, with a focus on not allowing any one party to gain control over the network
  • Telos is deploying cutting-edge tech like the EVM, which will allow Ethereum-focused developers to deploy solidity contracts cheaply and have them run fast
  • Telos has an amazing community, with many of the same faces who were originally focused on making the dream of the EOS Mainnet come to life

The importance of open networks is something that is largely missed in the larger debate around crypto and the absurd gold rush that it has embodied over the past decade. Yes, many people have made fortunes. No, that is not really the end goal of decentralization.

Well, then, what do I think the end goal of decentralization actually is? Self-determination.

When I talk to friends or family about what I do, the focus of those conversations is largely around what these networks enable from a functionality perspective. It’s about letting people do things they couldn’t previously do. Functionality can be made publicly available for anyone to empower themselves through.

That is the magic, and is the most interesting aspect of everything that I have worked on the past 4 years in the open network space. I really, really love being part of making that functionality more comprehensive and easier to use.

I believe that this is also the message that most closely embodies the values of the larger FOSS movement that I so deeply believe in.

Open-source software, and through that open networks, is powerful because it makes functionality available for all of us.

Accessibility, freedom, and openness do have a place in this world, and we have to be the ones who make those things happen.

The alternative is a continued lack of access to our finances, lack of freedom over our futures, and no path towards meaningful change in how we organize ourselves as a democratic society.

Nodenode Contributing Members

We are starting small and will be expanding the team of experienced minds as the project grows. If you’re interested in joining this collective, please reach out to rami@nodenode.org

Rami James is an active member of the EOS Mainnet, Ultra, Telos, and Scatter. He also creates NFT art in his free time.

Felipe Faria is a long standing member of EOS Rio, has worked previously at Ultra, and currently works with The Sandbox.

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Nodenode uses the proceeds from our block production activities to fund access to critical services that make for more attractive and usable products that run on our favorite open networks.

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Rami James

Rami James

Software development, UI/UX Specialist.

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