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A list of projects in need of contributors?

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What if I was a guy looking for projects to which I'd like to contribute and which actually *need* contributors, even desperately, and would most benefit from me?

Is there anywhere a site with a service that offers something like this, a place where Free Software project leaders can submit when they need contributions and for what, and potential contributors can browse to find projects they could contribute to.

If there is no such thing yet, my idea is to develop such a section here at Nuxified.org. Smiling

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Savannah
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Hmm that looks nice. But it

Hmm that looks nice. But it is only for Savannah projects, right?

I wonder if it would still be beneficial to have an independant service for all projects no matter where they are hosted.

What do you think?

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AFAIK sites such as savana

AFAIK sites such as savana (as a thing mentioned) and sf.net have their own lists on their own sites.

You may have somthing if you filtered out the nonFree stuff from sf.net, and well as have projects not linked to either.

dylunio

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Yeah that's what I'm aiming

Yeah that's what I'm aiming at as a potential biggest benefit, being independant of any other sites while limited only to Free Software. It may also be easier and nicer looking. Smiling

And the availability of forums, blogging and other features on this site makes it a kind of all in one solution, at least for community cooperation.

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So do you guys think we

So do you guys think we should proceed with this project?

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I don't see why not, though

I don't see why not, though before starting I'd think there should be a definition of Free Software Projects you can put on the list (do they have to be GPL compatible licences? or defined as under Free Software linceses by the FSF? or someother criteria).

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I was thinking about

I was thinking about anything that qualifies as Free Software per the Free Software definition.

However, in the IRC talk I've been informed of another system that is at works which should cover this idea as well. It is about connecting Free Software projects and organizations (I believe individuals too may be included). We might work with them on this so for now maybe it's best to put this idea on hold until we see what may come of that and if it will really cover exactly what I had in mind here and if we'd be able to cooperate.

It's called BanyanTree. Here's some info on that: http://www.globaly.org/wiki/tiki-index.php?page=Introduction

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I wish I could figure out

I wish I could figure out more about Banyan Tree, like the lead dev's e-mail!

It must be a very new idea. Does anyone have anymore information about it other than what's available on libervisco's link?

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You can reach the developers

You can reach the developers of this on #banyantree IRC channel on Freenode. Smiling One of them, pygi, even comes to our #libervis channel.

klhrevolutionist
To further the Nuxified

To further the Nuxified agenda it would be a great step at expansion, if the persons heading this project could handle it. But do you provide these services for free or do you insert adds into the agenda ?

My thought on this. Offering services to your community is a great idea, however it would not be wise to exploit this foundation which you have built. People do not like annoying ads. So insert these adds to where they are not annoying, but still noticed. Another option would be to reach out not just to developers but to end-users.

I often hear complaints about persons wanting to store "stuff" online. But to this day not many linux communities offer such services leaving the user searching to find that right deal. Instead of helping their communties, some feel it would be wrong to simply offer services ?? My take is that if you need the bandwidth and it does not annoy the user go for it.

So instead of saying there is no business model for linux is crazy, it just has not been mainstream. Linux communities do not wish to exploit there fans & users. but who says you have to exploit?

I say get rid of the google/yahoo ads &
Offer secure email services to your users.
Offer storage space to your users.
The keyword is *offer* do not try and push or make people feel obligated.

NearlyFreeSpeech has the kinda business model that I am referring to.
https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/

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klhrevolutionist wrote: My
klhrevolutionist wrote:

My thought on this. Offering services to your community is a great idea, however it would not be wise to exploit this foundation which you have built. People do not like annoying ads. So insert these adds to where they are not annoying, but still noticed.

That's how we do it here.

klhrevolutionist wrote:

I often hear complaints about persons wanting to store "stuff" online. But to this day not many linux communities offer such services leaving the user searching to find that right deal.

There are some online storage services around, but I'm not sure there's any for GNU/Linux users specifically. I'm not sure there has to be such a distinction.. Offering such a service, or the email service, is generally not a bad idea though, but it needs a good deal of web space and bandwidth.

I'll check that site out and see how exactly does it work. Thanks for the link.

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