June, 2022: Monthly Report

Posted July 7, 2022 by Aravinth Manivannan ‐ 2 min read

Last Edited July 7, 2022

We are mCaptcha. We build kickass CAPTCHA systems that give (DDoS) attackers a run for their money. And we do all of this without tracking your users. Oh and did I mention our UX is great?

Hello and welcome to the June 2022 edition of the monthly report!

mCaptcha is incorporated!

I spent June doing non-technical tasks but I made significant progress: I had been trying to do it since summer 2021, but I faced various setbacks along the way. A family friend, who is also an auditor helped me finally get mCaptcha incorporated!

And we’ve already filed successfully filed the first tax return too!



Ideas for Commercial Operations

Commercial operations will take a while longer(end of 2022, most probably). For Hostea, I wrote a dashboard with payments capabilities(via Stripe) so that experience will help me do the same for mCaptcha. Working on Hostea has been truly enlightening: it’s probably the first effort to offer a fully libre, infrastructure-as-code and payments software included, hosting service. I would like to do the same for mCaptcha so that service that I setup goes rogue or if someone wants to offer mCaptcha hosted services, they can replicate my set up with ease.

But the commercial offering will at no point force me or future maintainers turn mCaptcha into adopting a non-free license like the Server Side Public License. So the following months will see administrative changes within mCaptcha to device mechanisms to prevent me or any future party with influence in mCaptcha development from hurting the project by it non-free.

Hostea is also an experiment in Free Software commercial operations, so naturally I’m highly impressed by the ideas that are being discussed there. mCaptcha, too, will borrow ideas from that project to make its development economically sustainable.

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