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Openbook | The honest, open-source & awesome social network. (Canceled)

We are building a new kind of social network. Privacy-friendly, honest, easy to migrate to, customisable, ads-free but most of all fun!

Openbook | The honest, open-source & awesome social network. (Canceled)

We are building a new kind of social network. Privacy-friendly, honest, easy to migrate to, customisable, ads-free but most of all fun!

pledged of €100,000pledged of €100,000 goal
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 15 2018
Last updated September 7, 2018

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About

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Do you know who Phil Zimmermann is? He's a cryptography wizard Harry! He created the most widely used email encryption software in the world and he's been fighting for digital freedoms and rights such as privacy for more than 40 years! 😲

Anyways, he's awesome AND he made a short video about Openbook 👇

P.S. He's also our chief cryptography wizard 😎 

P.S. 2: The name of the encryption software is PGP 🤓

👕Kickass T-shirts! 👚

Because YOU are awesome
! If you pledge 35 Euros or more, you can also choose to get one of these gorgeous tee's instead of the coloured one! 

 
🏅Founder Badges! 🏅

We wanted for you to have a permanent digital token of appreciation.. There is the awesome founders book spot but... you don't want to pin the whole book to your profile. So.. we came up with the idea of Founder Badges! 🎖

🎖Openbook Founder Badge

If you donate anything (even a dollar) you will receive the Openbook Golden Founder Badge in your profile!

🎖Openbook Golden Founder Badge

If you donate more than 30€ you will receive the Openbook Golden Founder Badge in your profile!

💎Openbook Diamond Founder Badge

If you donate more than 50€ you will receive the Openbook Diamond Founder Badge in your profile!

🔮 Openbook Super Founder Badge

If you donate more than 80€ you will receive the Openbook Super Founder Badge in your profile!

 
🗣 Referral program 🗣

Want to get one of these awesome badges but can't support us with  cash?  💵

Read about our referral program in our update #4!

These are the guys that have been working late nights and long weekends for the past couple of months in Openbook, why? Because they believe in a sustainable, honest, privacy-friendly and fun future for social networks.

On behalf of the whole Openbook team, THANK YOU! ❤️
On behalf of the whole Openbook team, THANK YOU! ❤️
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Risks and challenges

Building a social network is tough. Building the most awesome social network EVER is even harder. We gathered a team of internationally renowed security experts, brilliant designers and ace software engineers, to take on the challenge.

Even with all that talent, a social network is made up of many building blocks and the biggest challenge is getting all these blocks interacting with each other smoothly in a secure and privacy friendly manner.

Next, while we are prepared to work day and night, all day, everyday, estimating software development isn't easy. Just google "software estimate meme" and you'll know what we meme, ahem.. mean.

That's why the next big challenge we will have, is shipping on time. To combat this, we'll be working in a structured and strict manner (e.g tasks, goals, milestones) and keep you up-to-date with everything that is going on.

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    ✨ EARLY ACCESS + NAME ON FOUNDERS BOOK!

    A huge thanks from the Openbook team AND early access to Openbook for you and your friends AND your name in written permanently in the Kickass Openbook Founders Book™️ (virtual version also available)!

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    PREVIOUS + 🌈 PREMIUM STICKERS RAIN!

    The previous items plus the ability to MAKE IT RAIN with premium Openbook stickers!

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    PREVIOUS + ⚡️MIGHTY NECK-STRAP!

    The previous items plus a funky yet mighty Openbook neck-strap metal clip to hold what you hold dearest!

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    PREVIOUS + 👕☕️ KICKASS T-SHIRT OR MUG!

    The previous items plus a comfortable, soft-as-a-baby and colourful Openbook T-Shirt OR a mug that kicks ass (not literally) both
    available in 7 different colours (light blue, blue, light green, green, yellow, orange and pink).

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    PREVIOUS + 👕❤️☕️KICKASS T-SHIRT AND MUG!

    Because there is no such thing as enough Openbook swag, get all the previous awesomeness PLUS a kickass t-shirt PLUS a kickass mug available in 7 different colours (light blue, blue, light green, green, yellow, orange and pink). Awww yisss!

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    PREVIOUS + 👨‍🎨 COLLECTORS POSTER!

    Looking for an art piece to brighten your crib and show-off to your artsy friends? We got you. Super limited collectors edition ✨.

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    🎉 ALL IN + SIGNED POSTER!

    Have we told you how awesome you are? You will get ALL of Openbook's swag PLUS an Openbook's collectors edition poster signed by the whole team! Boy oh boy that poster will age very well 😉

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    🍲 PREVIOUS +THE LAST SUPPER!

    SRSLY? YOU THE BESTEST. That’s why we’re inviting you over for supper (Most specifically, dinner). Spend an evening of fun with the whole team in the beautiful city of Amsterdam!

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