[Members] IM Observatory

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Feb 9 17:40:56 UTC 2017

On 2/9/17 10:28 AM, Edwin Mons wrote:
> 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 :)

Naturally, we could have a chat with Thijs about it. If the license is 
deeply objectionable, folks could always use the current site as a proof 
of concept and build something entirely new with the same functionality.

>> 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.

Sounds great.


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