[Members] IM Observatory

Edwin Mons jsf at edwinm.ik.nu
Thu Feb 9 17:28:31 UTC 2017

On 09/02/2017 18:17, Arc Riley wrote:
> I would love to take this on and would happily donate hosting for it.
> AGPLv3?

Probably my least favourite GPL-ish license.  But license selection is
up to the author, obviously, we can only make suggestions.  Let's not
make a flame war out of that :)

> On 9 Feb 2017 5:14 p.m., "Peter Saint-Andre" <stpeter at stpeter.im
> <mailto:stpeter at stpeter.im>> wrote:
>     Kev's message just now reminds me that it would be good to discuss
>     the future of the IM Observatory service at xmpp.net
>     <http://xmpp.net>.
>     Thijs Alkemade has put a lot of work into this and deserves our
>     thanks. However, he is just one very busy person, so to make it
>     viable long-term I'm wondering if the XSF might want to turn it
>     into an open-source project running on a dedicated machine (and
>     ideally able to be mirrored and also run locally). Granted, there
>     would be quite a bit of project management required, but it seems
>     like a worthy initiative.

I would love to be able to have a local instance of the xmpp.net
software, but I won't have the capacity to deal with PM bits for this. 
We probably should look into incorporating my queueing/worker limitation
additions into an official release, as well.  Or redo them in a nicer
way, they were a bit of a quick hack initially.


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