I just found SustainOSS by recommendation on the Fediverse and all the stuff you do is great, and very inspiring.
But while I was browsing some of your workgroup-creaed resources what struck me is, what I also encountered at Mozilla Foundation a lot, namely the use of proprietary software at many places. Software sometimes provided by Big Tech giants that monopolize the internet and are big contributors to - what I call - the harms of technology, like Google. Note, I am initiator and facilitator of Humane Tech Community.
I would think that that by itself should go against everything that SustainOSS stands for. As you are probably well aware of: great FOSS alternatives exist!
Being a big FOSS and Fediverse advocate myself I know that using open tools makes it much more likely / easier to get more contributors involved in your working group. It is a true form of authentic participation, where the passion of the community aligns seamlessly with the organization of said community.
Some alternative tools:
- Etherpad (replace Google Docs?)
- Just The Docs (Jekyll / Github Pages, replace Readthedocs?)
- … etcetera
Social media channel alternatives / additions:
- Fediverse (e.g. fosstodon.org or floss.social)
- Matrix (replace Slack?)
- RSS feeds
There’s probably much more to discuss, but I’ll leave it with this now. Note, I also maintain GitHub - humanetech-community/awesome-humane-tech: Promoting Solutions that Improve Wellbeing, Freedom and Society with links to more FOSS alternatives websites.