[Chaoss-Board] How to continue CHAOSScast? [Fwd: Rebase is shutting down on Sept 18]

Georg Link linkgeorg at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 21:24:18 UTC 2020

Hi everyone,

I just got below message that Rebase will shut down and stop supporting CHAOSScast in two weeks. 
The good news is that we own CHAOSScast and will not lose anything.
The bad news is that we need to find a new way to sustain the podcast.

I’m informing you about this development so that we can find a solution together.
Your thoughts are welcome.

Rebase provided the following key services:
1. Zoom room for recording
2. Audio editing
3. Show notes creation
4. Fireside account
5. Add revenue sharing

I don’t know how we want to move forward yet but want to start the conversation with you all.
Thinking about the services and what alternative options we have:

1) Zoom room for recording
* Option 1: I hope we can cover this with the CHAOSS Zoom that we are getting.
* Option 2: We use a different tool like Jitsi meet.
* Other options?

2) Audio editing
* Option 1: Hire Paul, who has done an amazing job so far: $99 per episode.
* Option 2: Hire someone else.
* Option 3: We find a volunteer in our community who does it for free and for the love of the project.
* Other options?

3) Show notes creation
* Option 1: Hire DeAnn for $60 per episode
* Option 2: Hire someone else
* Option 3: We find a volunteer in our community who does it for free and for the love of the project.
* Option 4: Not have show notes
* Other options?

4) Fireside account
* Option 1: We take over the fireside account for $19/month
* Option 2: We find a different way of hosting, e.g., WordPress plugin
* Other options?

5) Add revenue sharing
The add revenue was a key reason to work with CPN and Rebase because it financed the audio editing, show notes, and hosting while also giving us some money to use for thank you notes and possibly equipment.
* Option 1: We find our own sponsors to pay for audio editing, show notes, and hosting. 
* Option 2: We do everything supported by volunteers only.
* Other options?

How much money do we have for CHAOSScast?
$181.95 = we have $479.95 in the OpenCollective but spent $298 for thank you cards in CommunityBridge.

How much money would we need to raise to financially support the podcast?
+ Audio editing: $99/episode
+ Show notes: $60/episode
+ Hosting: $19/month
+ Thank you notes: $6/episode (already paid for, except postage)
= $679/month for 4 episodes per month
= $349/month for 2 episodes per month


> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Eric Berry <eric at berry.sh>
> Subject: Rebase is shutting down on Sept 18
> Date: September 1, 2020 at 8:55:58 AM CDT
> To: elizabeth at naramore.net, dylan at sociallyconstructed.online, linkgeorg at gmail.com, matthewbbroberg at gmail.com, ariana.clark at gmail.com, ben at bencodezen.io, elizabeth at fine.com, tessa at vuejs.nyc, ron at astonspark.com, andrewmcodes at protonmail.com, nate at rebase.fm, eric at rebase.fm, richard.littauer at gmail.com, gunner at aspirationtech.org, pia at opencollective.com, justindorfman at gmail.com, jason at thecharnes.com, excid3 at gmail.com, kevin at gitcoin.co, Paul Bahr <paul at peachtreesound.com>, DeAnn Bahr <deann at peachtreesound.com>
> Reply-To: eric at berry.sh
> Hello my friends!
> I wanted to let you know that as of Sept 18, Rebase will no longer be able to financially or otherwise support your podcasts.
> As I mentioned to you all in the beginning, these podcasts are yours respectively. If you would like to keep it running, please do so! Your show is a part of Rebase because it provides value to the community, and would continue to do so outside of Rebase.
> So where do we go from here?
> Right now, most shows are being hosted on Fireside.fm <http://fireside.fm/>. If you want to keep using Fireside, we will transfer the shows to your personal accounts. If we registered a domain for your show, you can have it. Just let me know and I’ll transfer it to you.
> As for editing, Paul and DeAnn have graciously extended a REALLY good deal on editing shows. Each show will cost $99 for editing. This price is only if the raw recording is less than 1 hour. If the show goes over 1 hour, it’s an additional $50 per hour. Show notes will cost $60 per episode. Paul and DeAnn spend between 4-5 hours to do both the editing and show notes. If you would prefer to handle the editing on your own, please do so. Some of your shows have funds in Open Collective. Please feel free to use those funds to pay for editing. Paul can be reached at paul at peachtreesound.com <mailto:paul at peachtreesound.com>.
> On Sept 18, we will disable the following services:
> - Zoom
> - Fireside.fm <http://fireside.fm/>
> - Calendly
> - Dropbox
> If you are interested in keeping your show beyond Sept 18, please make sure you have everything set up prior.
> Thank you again for riding this roller coaster with us! I will be available in the Rebase Discord server to discuss if you need me.
> Sincerely,
> Eric
> Eric Berry
> website <https://berry.sh/> • twitter <https://twitter.com/coderberry> • linkedin <https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericberry/> • podcasts <https://rebase.fm/>
> TZ: America/Denver

Georg Link

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