Old HootSuite account

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 11:57:36 UTC 2011

On 06/27/2011 05:20 PM, Paul Frields wrote:
> When we originally started HS we did so with some trepidation given it
> was a non-FOSS service. I'm not really shot in the arm by paying for
> the service, unless we have a clear idea of what that gains us. I
> briefly surveyed free tools again and have found nothing that offers
> the "many people share a social presence" features of HS. But do we
> need their console, analytics, etc. to fulfill some goals? To what
> extent are we comfortable or willing to pay for a non-FOSS service for
> marketing purposes?

I don't think we should.   If we really need this, we need to invest in
developing something that is free and open source and share it with the


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