Self-hosted apps for GOSH

Thanks for signing up @hpy! Another reminder to sign up for this meeting if you want to chat more about open source apps for GOSH! :slight_smile:

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Thanks to everyone who filled out the poll, it looks like the next meeting will be 2021-11-03T21:00:00Z - we will meet using this Jitsi link. This meeting is also on the GOSH community calendar.

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Unfortunately, I am double-booked for the next meeting (3 November at 21:00 UTC) and won’t be able to make it. I am available to meet an hour before (3 November 20:00 UTC) or the next day at the same time (4 November 21:00 UTC) if anyone would like to reschedule. If not, feel free to meet without me this time!

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Ah!!! Sorry I’m only seeing @briannaljohns’s unavailability until just now. I’m happy to meet a day later (4 November 21:00 UTC), which actually works a little better for me. So maybe see everyone then?

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Sounds like a plan! I’ll go ahead and update the GOSH calendar.

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Great! See some of you in a little less than 24 hours.

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Had a great meeting today with @hpy and @AlexDeYucatan to discuss open source alternatives to Google Docs/Google Drive. Here’s a summary of what we chatted about:

  • Because Nextcloud has better import and export options, we decided it is a better option than Cryptpad. It also has great word document collaboration with Only Office.

  • We spent some time exploring Nexcloud’s options using the https://ocloud.de/ demo. We were able to upload all sorts of files (.csv, .xslx, .docx) and could even drag and drop folders from our desktop into the drive. We were able to share files and edit collaboratively without having to log in.

What to do next

  • Before creating a budget for Nextcloud services, we would like to give everyone a chance to check out Nextcloud, using the https://ocloud.de/ demo. Feel free to share your thoughts on it in this thread! If you want to check out even more Nextcloud integrations that aren’t featured on https://ocloud.de/, you can do so on Disroot!

Next meeting: create a budget & discuss Zotero

The next meeting will be 11 November at 21:00 UTC. We will be putting together a monthly budget for expenses related to open source applications for GOSH, and we will also spend some time exploring Zotero, which was suggested as an archiving tool for GOSH on this thread. We will meet using this Jitsi link. This meeting is also on the GOSH community calendar .

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Really sorry I missed the latest meeting. Did it happen?

Hi all, due to scheduling issues the previous meeting on creating a budget and discussing Zotero (see the post here) has been postponed to December 9 at 20:30 UTC. The updated meeting is also on the GOSH community calendar.

Come join if you are interested!

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Hi everyone!

During our meeting last week @hpy and I finalised the budget for open source tools for GOSH. We also decided on the next meeting time for the group, which will be January 6th at 21:00 UTC (This meeting is also on the GOSH community calendar).

What’s Next?

  • By the next meeting, we should have Nextcloud up and running for GOSH!

  • During the next meeting, we will discuss how to best use Nextcloud for GOSH, and which existing documents need to be moved to Nextcloud.

That’s all for now!
-Bri :slight_smile:

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Hi all!

We had another meeting today to discuss open source tools for GOSH. We focused on Nextcloud again, and @hpy and I explored more of Nextcloud’s features with the help of @naikymen!

We also discussed the value of purchasing Nextcloud, and if it can successfully replace Google Docs/Drive. We know that the GOSH Council has been using Google Drive to store some documents, so we decided that it would be best to speak with the GOSH Council about using Nextcloud before purchasing an instance for it, to determine if this is something the Council would consider using.

We also decided to have regularly scheduled “open source apps for GOSH” meetings on the first Thursday of each month, at 21:00 UTC. That means the next one will be February 3rd at 21:00 UTC. These meetings are open to anyone in the community who is interested in implementing open source tools for GOSH!

That’s all for now!

-Bri :v:

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It was fun :slight_smile:

Here @jarancio mentioned Zotero.

I’d like to add that Zotero can sync it’s libraries to Nextcloud through WebDAV.

I missed the meeting on Zotero, and I’m also biased because I use it a lot, but I think its great software.

It would be a nice interaction to try.

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In terms of scheduling tools, I have started using cal.com and it’s really userfriendly and it looks not so hard to host.
https://docs.cal.com/

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I can confirm I’ve been using this for a few years and it’s been quite reliable.

Thanks for bringing this up again @JPBiomed. I see there’s a free-of-charge tier now which IIRC wasn’t there before, good to know! Is that the tier you are using?

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Yes

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BTW, there is a fully open source Eventbrite replacement called Eventyay, developed by the team @mariob works with. And a similar one is Mobizilon. Both might be useful for our upcoming events.

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here is a list of software one might think of, Johanna has probably took some time to choose these solutions, might be interesting for you to have a chat with her?

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Sorry excuse my ignorance, which Johanna are you referring to? And were you linking to a list?

sorry the link disappear at some point: Our Values
Johanna Havemann (active in open science for years)

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