[Members] IM Observatory

Guus der Kinderen guus.der.kinderen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 20:27:44 UTC 2017


What are the reasons for the XSF not providing for services like these?

On 9 February 2017 at 21:12, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:

> On 9 February 2017 at 17:13, Peter Saint-Andre <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.
> >
> > 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 have, previously, suggested that the XSF can and should act as the
> natural home for services such as these, and been repeatedly shot
> down. My view hasn't changed, though - I'd be very happy with the XSF
> adopting the domain and services comprising the IM Observatory if it
> were offered, and I'd suggest Board simply forms a Work Team and hands
> it to them to run.
>
> As for the software, that's more or less entirely up to Thijs. I would
> recommend moving it to github, and I'd approach other similar projects
> to try to pool resources (I think Daniel Gultsch has some work in a
> similar space).
>
> Dave.
>
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