[geeklog-devel] Geeklog Service offering Overview

Dirk Haun dirk at haun-online.de
Tue Jan 14 12:41:09 EST 2003

Blaine Lang <langmail at sympatico.ca> wrote:

>Dirk - what format can you read.

RTF works okay. Seems like some of the formatting was lost, but I can
make out the content ...

Can't comment on the prices, since I have no idea about going rates (let
alone in the US ...).

IMO, for phase 1 (or would that be phase 0?), we should concentrate on
one-time fees, i.e. installation, custom development. For any kind of
support contracts, you'll need an infrastructure and, most importantly,
people who will answer the support calls. Since most of us have a regular
job anyway, I don't see how we could accomplish any reliable support - at
least at this stage.

Also, we need to make a list of everyone's expertise. If someone wants,
say, a Geeklog installation on IIS, then this should be handled by a
person at least remotely familiar with IIS (i.e. not me, for example). As
a consequence, some people may have more work than others.

On the issue of Geeklog hosting: I've been tossing around this idea for a
while but haven't been looking into it too seriously yet. The idea was to
provide something remotely similar to blogger.com, i.e. you could have
your own subdomain and Geeklog-based blog/CMS (with some restrictions and
a variety of options and fees). I have some ideas for the technical side
of it, but don't know if there's actual demand for such a thing -
probably has to be low-cost or even free (ad-based?).

Anyway, that's a pretty long list of "if"s and "how should we"s in that
document. Not sure if we're ever going to go all the way, but I think we
should at least try. And if all we get out of it is enough to pay for a
nice dinner, then that's fine with me, too :-)

bye, Dirk


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