I have spoken a little with @kaspar about GOSH’s ability to self-host more open source applications, and it would be great to have a meeting with those of us from the community interested in discussing this further. If you would like to join, you can fill out this poll. I have provided some context to the situation below, as well.
Current Situation: Right now GOSH is currently using Cloudron as a short-term solution to self-hosting applications for GOSH. An existing Cloudron was set up for the Journal of Open Hardware (JOH) and was used to host Limesurvey for the 2021 GOSH election. However, as the GOSH community starts to self-host more open source applications, it seems like this option of using the JOH Cloudron may not be a viable long-term option, as there is limited storage space.
- Having a server for GOSH to self-host their own open source applications.
Benefits of self-hosting:
- The community would have access to more open source applications, such as etherpad and Wikimedia
- Specialized knowledge on how to install and run these open source applications
- Time needed to find a new self-hosting option for GOSH
Applications of interest to the community:
- Etherpad, so we can set up instances for note-taking
- Easy appointments - open source calendar scheduling service
- Wikimedia - open source option for creating and managing wikis
- Self-host our own workadventu.re map
- Limesurvey - open source survey software
I have also made this post a wiki so that you can add to the lists above. Thanks