[jdev] Re: List of active XMPP projects

Ulrich Staudinger us at activestocks.de
Wed Dec 6 12:02:29 CST 2006

If you can't remember, there is some piece of software called software 
map, dns requests being constantly ignored by iteam :

It's not hosting, it's a simple marketing platform where active projects 
can announce new releases, users can vote on projects, write comments on 
projects, project owners can post screenshots, and and and.

I dunno why this babe is still not live.

f it,

Sander Devrieze schrieb:
> Peter Saint-Andre schreef:
>> Remko Tronçon wrote:
>>>> I'm still more than a little sceptical of the need/benefit for this.
>>>> There are plenty of decent places to host project (sf, google etc),
>>> I was just composing the same message. Who really wants this ? And
>>> with what motivation ? It seems there are better ways to spend
>>> resources and time of people for the community.
>> I tend to agree. Let particular projects figure out their own hosting
>> needs and find appropriate solutions. Some might host their own, others
>> might use a service. I don't particularly want to run a specialized code
>> hosting service at jabber.org or anywhere else because it's just more
>> for me to monitor at some level (even if someone else takes care of it
>> all, as Ralph does with planet.jabber.org, eventually complaints bubble
>> up to me if there is a problem), and I'm lazy. :-) And I tend to dislike
>> centralization anyway...
> Note, that in the initial message of this thread, I was proposing a 
> consensus solution:
> * no hosting service at jabber.org
> * central listing service with next interesting (IMO) features:
> ** centralised
> ** only active projects
> ** easier to see which projects are inactive (and are thus an 
> opportunity for new contributors!)
> ** a clean, plain and simple list is sufficient
> So, projects can choose their hosting service, but still they can be 
> listed on a central list of *active* XMPP projects.
> Use cases:
> * "What XMPP software should I use?"-->"I prefer this and that 
> project, and a full list is available at: http://ActiveProjectsList"
> * "I want to write my own XMPP software. Where should I 
> start?"-->"Contribute to an active project, see 
> http://ActiveProjectsList or take over maintainorship of one of these 
> inactive projects: http://InActiveProjectsList"
> * "Which active projects support XMPP?"
> * "What is the XMPP community?"-->"See the whole xmpp.org website 
> including the page of active XMPP projects."
> * "Is it worth to implement XMPP support? Are there any other projects 
> that my software will become compatible with?"

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