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> Topic: XMPP (Re: [diso-project] Re: Anyone familiarw with 6D?)
> "Andreas Kuckartz" <A.Kuc...@ping.de> May 28 06:17PM +0200 ^
> Chris Messina wrote (on March 2, 2010):
>> part of this effort... turned out it was a bit too much to administer
>> on commodity hosting providers, so we abandoned it. 6D says more
>> or less the same thing on their site.
> Today I installed an OpenFire XMPP server and the OneSocialWeb plugin on
> a computer. I had not done that before and was interested to find out
> how complicated and time-consuming the installation would be.
> It turned out to be far more easy than I had expected. Obviously
> administration involves a lot more than installation but so far I am not
> convinced that XMPP is not suitable on "commodity hosting providers."
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in reply to my mail:
> so far I am not convinced that XMPP is not suitable on "commodity
The question might be what can or should be considered a "commodity
hosting providers" in this context. You can rent a physical
(non-virtual) server for about 50 EUR a month in Germany.
In my opinion it will be easier to build a working Open Source solution
which (perhaps) requires such a physical server than one which does not
require such a server. And I think it is important to have such a
solution as soon as possible.
In other words: How much do we need to care about lower level hosting
Decent commodity hosting like Dreamhost comes with XMPP.
Sent from my Android phone. Topposted :-(
I think the hardest part we're going to have will be getting any
traction with "average users". We're asking them to go from something
that was free (and familiar which may be an even tougher problem to
tackle) to something that will inevitably cost a little money. That's
the issue we've mainly concerned ourselves with. Even though I know a
decentralized web is good for people...how do I "sell" them on it?
Whoever figures this out first will be helping everyone.