|Randy Schmidt on 28 Apr 2007 01:58:54 -0000|
I accidentally hit send in the middle of the email...so here it is in one piece:
At one of the last meetings I spoke briefly about a project I am working on called "OSS Bee" (ossbee.org) which aims to help Open Source Software groups cross-pollinate.
I have made some progress on it and I hope to "launch" it in around a month with what I consider to be core features which includes:
1. Manage group information - I don't plan to be the one-stop shop for everything a group will need, for instance, I won't be a photo gallery or a list serv 2. Manage group meetings, segments, and locations 3. Allow users to "join" a group and provide an aggregated listing of all of the events for the groups they belong to. I hope to have it in the form of an ical feed as well. 4. Users can vote/comment on segments they have attended 5. Users can browse events that have happened and their related ratings and comments and suggest that person present the topic to another group (this is where the cross-pollination comes in) 6. RSVP to meetings whether or not you are a user or a member of the group
After the core features have been implemented and launched, I have several other features I would like to implement:
1. Townhall meetings where there are segments that come from different groups but complement each other 2. Robust user profiles
OSS Bee is NOT
1. The end all be all of managing everything about all groups 2. Just about LUGs
I want to launch it as soon as possible with bare-bones features and get groups to start using it. I want to get feedback and observe how people are ACTUALLY using the site and change directions if needed.
I hope I can get PLUG and other groups in the area using it so that it can turn into a tool that actually solves a problem well.
I know all of this sounds very web 2.0, but I believe web 2.0 describes sites that solve a problem as simply and elegantly as possible. Because of that, I don't find it reasonable to stay away from something that resembles that just because it is a buzzword.
I welcome feedback, so let it fly!
Thanks! Randy Schmidt firstname.lastname@example.org
On 4/27/07, Matthew Rosewarne <email@example.com> wrote:
On Friday 27 April 2007 20:29, Elizabeth Bevilacqua wrote: > Now we'd like to move forward with developing other sections of the > website. For now we're just redeveloping existing sections. We're not > looking to do some dramatic overhaul as there is a lot of value in the > basic design, but there is a lot of out-dated information.
-- Randy Schmidt firstname.lastname@example.org www.umlatte.com 267.334.6833 ___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug