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From Benoit Chesneau <>
Subject Re: osqa
Date Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:45:30 GMT
On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, Filippo Fadda wrote:

> Someone told me to not argue with you and I don't. :-)
 People making such comment to you are stupid and are just perverting any
real discussion by commenting in the hidden. I am only considering and
trusting people acting in the open .

Anyway I'm not saying OSQA doesn't fit the CouchDB community needs, I'm
> just saying OSQA can't be compared with StackOverflow in term of
> functionalities. StackOverflow is a complex software system with versioning
> management, moderation based on votes, synonyms, it uses extensively
> ElasticSearch, it provides a way to query its data.
> OSQA is just a simple clone with basic functionalities that doesn't scale,
> made for personal use or minor communities. Different things for different
> jobs. But if you don't trust, like or simply you don't want use an external
> service like StackOverflow, OSQA can be an option. Just remember that the
> project is not active anymore, and there is a cost related its
> administration.

This also what they are sayiing on their website. I am not which scale we
really need but the admin cost is really smth w should take in

- benoit

> -Filippo
> On Oct 30, 2013, at 5:21 PM, Benoit Chesneau wrote:
> > Good news the goal is not to replace SO (though the software isn't really
> > that complex, the difficulty is more to achieved the critical mass of
> users
> > to start a business model. anyway that'sanother topic ...).
> >
> > My goal is to have a website managed by the Apache CouchDB project where
> > the neutrality, privacy and independence is guaranteed. Having a system
> we
> > can host where all the content is under the apache license would make
> sure
> > it is. I don't want to force anyone interested to go on a private owned
> > website whose the business mode is still to come, provide his login or
> > having to read some advertising just to find answers.
> >
> > Another goal for me is to create a knowledge base owned and controlled by
> > the project under a license compatible with the project. The CC-BY-SA
> will
> > require a lot of work on the long term to even include a response in our
> > doc (asking for the author agreement etc...) . Having such a knowledge
> base
> > that can be included anywhere without much effort is a goal that worth
> the
> > effort imo.
> >
> > That's the goal I would like to achieve. I am not saying this tool is OK.
> > maybe we need something better. I would have time I would make something
> > working with the ml, jira and eventually replicable, but for the next 2
> > months I have not such time. But would be happy to support such project
> or
> > anything that could be adapted to it.
> >
> > - benoit

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