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Ten Forward Income and Expense Report July 2023

This is Ten Forward’s income and expense report for July 2023 which as usual means that all of these values are what happened in June 2023.

So without further ado, let’s get into it.

Ten Forward Income and Expense Report June 2023

As promised in the Future Forward post, here is our very first income and expense report.

One important note about these reports, all the income and expenses happen in the previous month from when they are reported. So for example, in this report, all of the income and expenses incurred happened in May.

Introducing the Ten Forward Savings Fund

In the Future Forward post, I referenced what I tentatively called the Ten Forward Savings Fund. I am going to go ahead and make that an actual thing.

The Ten Forward Savings Fund or TFSF for short is a savings account for the Ten Forward project that is in essence what is usually referred to as a “rainy day” fund.

Future Forward

When I first started Ten Forward back in April 2017 I didn’t think I would end up running it for more than a year, two at the most. Very few of my attempts at building communities truly succeed long term. In fact, the only other one that succeeded is EntropyNet which is a small IRC network I started with a couple friends in 2011 and is still going strong.

Ten Forward is of course an entirely different type of social network from what IRC offers and the requirements of maintaining a Mastodon instance are significantly more resource intensive than running a IRC network.

With the six year anniversary of Ten Forward’s creation still in the rear view mirror the fundamental question that has been on my mind is – “what do the next five years of Ten Forward look like?”

Let’s get into it.

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