Re: Re: A cohousing web hosting service (Dirk Herr-Hoyman)
From: Dirk Herr-Hoyman (hoymanddanenet.org)
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 19:11:15 -0700 (PDT)

On Aug 27, 2005, at 12:25 PM, Lyle Scheer wrote:

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Judy Eda wrote:
| You wrote:
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|>Why doesn't someone, oh like cohousing.org, provide a web hosting
|>service for Cohousing communities?
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| 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.


Yes this is the sort of thing I had in mind. Some of these already exist, some would need to be created.
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.

Having done some of this hosting work in the past, I'm looking for someone else to do it. Partially because it's not the way I want to spend my time and partially because I'd rather have someone who is going to do this with some volume to get the costs down.

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.

Good, that's 2 of us.

--Dirk

- - Lyle
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