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

Tom Kralidis tomkralidis at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 06:57:27 PDT 2015

fwiw DemocracyOS [1] may be worth a look as well.

[1] http://democracyos.org/

On Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 9:34 AM, Jeff McKenna
<jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
> 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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