@muppeth said in the chat:
I have a question regarding the librehosters project. my understanding of it is that its a loosely connected groups/platforms that share same priciples in running their services, share knowledge, help others with setting up or troubleshooting issues, and its a place for end-users to find their provider (if they dont want to host themselfs), but if i look at the forum or read discussions here it more
looks like building a platform by bunch of people using the unified/same tools/technology and infrastructure.
And I think the forum is the perfect place to discuss that.
I have 3 examples, and it explains why
I need the librehosters network. This is a personal opinion, but then you can understand my motivation to put energy in this project.
- We are at a unique place, between the FLOSS developer and the user. For instance, Nextcloud clients are hosters, not users. And I believe our role is to carry the voice from our users to Nextcloud. The perfect example for that is the documentation project. Currently the admin doc is a lot better than the end user doc. And as a group of hosters, we can tackle this together.
- discourse package. This FLOSS team, doesn’t want to offer docker packages for instance. Me, indie.host can do it on my side, but for the broader Internet, I don’t feel that legitimate to do it. So when there is a loophole like this, I love to think that we’ll tackle that as the network, and our legitimacy together is stronger than alone.
- we have the same technical challenge. Do you have a nice UI to let your users self serve their domain name and email? I don’t. So we can develop together something that’s great.
I think as a network we have a stronger voice on many subjects, and more power. In the coming months, we’ll work more on libre.sh and souk, we’ll have to tell you the plan we have in mind, and yes, it is not mandatory to participate in every project