[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo thoughts on discussion/collaboration platform hosting

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sun Oct 18 06:34:45 PDT 2015

Hi Mike,

I agree this is a good discussion.  By the way, Tim Sutton just pointed 
me to a decision making platform that QGIS is now using, I think it 
would be great to have an OSGeo instance (see below):


On 2015-10-17 6:53 PM, Tim Sutton wrote:
 > did you consider using something like loomio - we found it very
 > frustrating dealing with decisions via email +1 / -1 etc system as it is
 > very hard to know when the decision is made, hard to back reference
 > decisions and people tend to start voting on things willy nilly without
 > having a well defined motion in place. We recently switched to using
 > loomio.org <http://loomio.org> which is a FOSS platform for shared
 > decision making. It separates the discussion from the vote(s) but puts
 > them side by side so you can see the context. It also lets you set a
 > deadline for making votes. Its really nice and natural to use. Maybe it
 > would be nice to have an OSGEO instance that all projects could use - we
 > just opted to use their hosted version under the philosophy that the
 > less stuff we have to manage ourselves the better…. Here is our QGIS
 > project on loomio:
 > https://www.loomio.org/g/EKV14L8A/qgis


On 2015-10-18 9:16 AM, Michael Smith wrote:
> Along the lines of code hosting, do we want to think about some kind of
> OSGeo hosted Slack-like service for the community / projects, eg
> MatterMost, RocketChat, etc?
> I wanted to start this as a separate topic although a lot of these
> alternatives are based on git or gitlab so its a very related discussion.
> What would be useful to OSGeo projects?

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