Affero hosts personal web pages for authors, whether they are
bloggers, writers, publishers, community hosts or individual forum participants that describe why they care
about certain issues, which causes or organizations they feel need
support, and a secured payment mechanism to facilitate impulse gifts
from patrons who the member may have inspired or assisted in time of need.
Affero also provides a historical record of ratings for the authors and their patrons.
Each members' user-history provides a record of their contributions as
perceived by other community members, including their history of
writing, volunteerism and partronage. The personal web pages each have a unique
web address (URL) that members can
attach to email signatures, blog entries, articles, bulletin boards or any other digital work.
All Affero members build community reputations through various
interactions. Over time, these reputations can help facilitate a better
understanding of the impact of an authors works, and hopefully inspire more effective dialogue for members in new and existing communities.
Affero, Inc., endorses the development and use of Free Software.
Founded in 2001, Affero is a privately held company headquartered in
San Francisco, CA.
The Affero project is supported by CivicActions, a Drupal consultancy.