UPDATE: Save the P2P Foundation Ning!
A week or so ago I created the P2P Foundation Ning
Here is Michel’s post about it, and this is how it happened…
- As I browsed the archives of the Strategic P2P list I came across this old thread (from mid-Dec 07) where Michel asked “would it make sense to have a ning-based p2p network”?
- As I explain at the end of that thread, I thought Why Not?
I think we chose ning because it is simple, free and featureful and
therefore we’ve got nothing to loose.
Ideally it would be open source too (its not, although they do let you
download your source if you want).
I think the biggest reason is: why not?
After all, I’ve already learnt lots more about some of the faces and people
behind the e-mail addressses on these lists, and if we’re all going to work
together to build a p2p world (which we are) then we need to know who each
other are and start building trusting relationships 🙂
I sent an invite to our https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/open list too where
lots of like minded people are.
Anyway, the network seems to be coming along pretty well.
Within 24 hours he had over 20 members and we’ve not got 63! 🙂
Some of the existing members include (in no particular order)
- Vinay Gupta of Hexayurt fame
- Marcin Jakubowski and Samuel Rose from Open Source Ecology
- Patrick Anderson of EcoComics (see also User Owned)
- Sergio Lub of Friendly Favors
- Paul B Hartzog of Panarchy
- Matt Cooperrider of Swarm Foundation
- Espian tav
- Sepp Hasslberger
- Franz Nahrada
- Robin Good of Master New Media
- Stan Rhodes who is working on the Peer Trust Network System I linked to earlier.
As you can imagine with such an amazing group of people, there has already been plenty of interesting discussion (more than I can keep up with!) on the forum