FOSS Pursim give and take

I started having a pretty off topic conversation on a different thread about the merits of FOSS Pursm and when to use the tool that just works vs the OSS tool.

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Let’s have a chat.

Okay, I’m curious. Are those reposting youtube videos without the tracking?

Side note, my own preference of late on picking solutions has been as follows, been meaning to document this:

  1. is it OSS and hosted by someone else?
  2. Is it Closed, but works great and does the job?
  3. 1 and 2 don’t apply, you have to host it.
  4. is there an OSS solution I can host that’ll do the job?
  5. Is there a closed source solution I can host that’ll do the job?
  6. F** I guess I have to write one. Insert crazy complicated diagram here on choosing the best stack, language, technology etc and why it’s best thing since sliced bread.

I know it’s not for everyone but I’m tired of hosting my own stuff especially when others use it. So i’d rather pay someone to pick up the phone at 2 am when things break.

That being said, I would love to setup a collection of solutions for various problems that’ll list all the tools that we know of for the problem you’re trying to fix.

For example, I need a forum.

Okay, Hosted closed source: Google groups
Hosted OSS: … can’t think of anything off the top of my head… but i’m sure there’s something.
OSS self hosted: Discourse, phpBB etc.
Closed source hosted: FUDforum?

Especially for the standard tooling for collaboration. You mentioned IRC and glitter for example.

Pretty much every OSS group I’ve been involved / student group needed.

Something to chat on.
Something to collaborate on that’s more persistent forum/mailing list.
Something to share data on.

It’d be fun to setup something and maybe even contribute back to these guys or hosted ourselves.

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