I Want Us to Own the Goddamned Servers
|Click here for related articles on Fanlore.|
I Want Us to Own the Goddamned Servers was an early phrase and rallying cry of the fans who supported the creation of Organization for Transformative Works.
It was first used January 8, 2008 by Speranza in the post Why I Support The OTW, by Speranza, aged mumble-mumble:
Because I want us to own the goddamned servers, ok? Because I want a place where we can't be TOSed and where no one can turn the lights off or try to dictate to us what kind of stories we can tell each other.
Examples of Use
- I want us to own the goddamned servers": The Organization for Transformative Works and the Contemporary Status of Fan Culture: Response to Online and Offline Fan Communities Roundtable, Archived version by Kristina Busse (2008)
- The Organization for Transformative Works: I Want Us to Own the Goddamned Servers: If You Build It, They Will Come: How the Internet Builds Communities Around Fanfic, Archived version, a Writercon Presentation by Kristina Busse (2009)
- "The OTW in Its Third Year led by Elke Tanzer and Shoshanna (Okay, sure, the Organization for Transformative Works bought its own goddamn servers and hosted an archive (that hosted Yuletide) and published a journal (with a special issue on Supernatural) and saved a bunch of Geocities sites and testified at the DMCA hearings (supporting the FFF's proposed exemptions for vidders and other remix artists) and made a bunch of lolcats -- but what have they done for us lately?  What do you want them to do?)"