Would you like libervis network to provide services to your Free/OpenSource project?
This idea was discussed on #libervis irc last night, I would like to get some more opinions about it. Note that although I am a libervis.com moderator, I cannot speak on behalf of libervis network. Whether or not this idea will be implemented is up to Danijel.
The service will be provided to active long-time members of nuxified.org.
What is in it for you?
- project website at nameofyourproject.nuxified.com
-- maybe also an email address
- project management and version control software, probably trac and svn will be provided, but if you want something else, that can be provided as well
- project forum integrated with the nuxified.org forums (by use of tags)
-- no need to worry about forum spam
-- a community that knows about your project and can answer questions about it that are not too specific to your project (for example if it is a python program, questions about installing extra python modules)
-- a community with other projects that could cooperate with yours (for example I think I might use EasyLFS when I will make a Passiflora-based software appliance)
-(NEW) scale: multiple cooperating projects may get help (such as mirroring files) more easily than a single project
What is in it for libervis network?
- ads on your project website (gueranteed not to be against Free software or good taste (see libervis advertising policy)
- more visitors on nuxified.org
- being your obvious first choice partner if your project gets big in a commercial sense and you might need some other services
- maybe a "supported by nuxified" note/logo in an about dialog/section/file of your software?
-(NEW) the download section of your project website must contain some text asking to donate either bandwidth (by mirroring or bittorrent) or money to pay for bandwidth. You may of course have a second donation link that will pay to you instead of to libervis network.
Why not another site?
- sourceforge is a proprietary program
- others could be fine alternatives, but you have less influence on what tools will be provided to you
Why not host your project yourself?
- ISPs usually have restrictions on what you install on their servers
- a server at home connected through adsl isn't exactly the most reliable way to do it
- it's more work!
I would like to see your opinions, suggestions, criticism, etc