Danish community site
giallu at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 21:39:44 UTC 2010
On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 12:12 AM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 03:33:09PM -0500, Matt Domsch wrote:
>> To the larger audience - what are we doing wrong that we're seeing
>> several requests each week for a new regional/country/language site,
>> independent of the fedoraproject.org site? I was amazed at the list
>> in Mo's mockup. I don't feel that directing all our users to dozens
>> of different sites is the right approach... Translations and legally
>> prohibited content aside, what else is driving this?
> I'm thinking that in fact it's being driven by the *awareness* of the
> fedoracommunity.org redesign that Mo is doing. More visibility, and
> people suddenly start popping up to say, "Hey, I'd like to get one of
> What we have to be vigilant about is development of barriers between
> the local community and the main Fedora Project. Having local
> communities has enabled Fedora to spread around the world. But we do
> want to maintain a unified project where everyone, whether they're in
> Nicaragua, the Netherlands, or New York, communicates centrally at
> some level.
I think Matt's question (if it wasn't, feel free to take it as mine)
was more like: why are we excluding the possibility of offering few
common hosted services for local communities so they all need to
reinvent their own wheel?
For example, I followed the discussion about forming the "official"
fedora-it community and the requirements were: a mailing list, a wiki,
some form of CMS and a forum. I guess most other local communities
could use more or less the same tools.
Fedora already run all of those services (save the forum, but the
drupal plugin Mo found lately  looks like a commpelling replacement
IMHO) and I don't think I need to list the benefits of offering a
common set of tools, readily usable and secured by default.
Of course I can't dismiss the additional load this would add on
infrastructure and a lot of (possibly very important) details are
missing, but again, I'd like to hear some convincing reason why we
can't offer this kind of service.
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