Re: Re: A cohousing web hosting service (Dirk Herr-Hoyman)
From: Lyle Scheer (
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 10:26:16 -0700 (PDT)
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Judy Eda wrote:
| You wrote:
|>Why doesn't someone, oh like, provide a web hosting
|>service for Cohousing communities?
| I think this good idea is appropriate for groups that are
| geographically dispersed -- like UU members, or folks in a FORMING
| cohousing group.
| For a community like ours that's already up and running, it may not be
| relevant:  we now  have our own high-speed connection (serving 60
| households), our own server, Web page, etc.

Actually, I think the better idea would be to create some open source
web tools that can be used for either purpose.  You can take them and
apply the tools you like (web decision log, project planning template,
marketing database of people who have expressed interest, etc), or
someone can take the tools and set up a web hosting service for those
that do not have their own hosting already set up.

The tools would probably require some expertise to set up, and those not
technically minded could use the web hosting service if someone is
interested in setting one up, but it only takes one technically minded
person to set up the tools and host a group's site, and hopefully they
can be designed and refined such that non-techies can use them easily.

I'm a techie in a group that needs this... we don't yet even have a web
site, but have talked about it.  I'd be happy to collaborate with anyone
else who might like to do this.

- - Lyle
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