Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Project-centric web app?
From: Todd Grayson
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:16:25 -0600

Yes, and I'm backing the use of
for those things you list, tactical, one off, or to-do check list items that have to be tracked from request to completion. IMHO a request for a new app could come in from something like this, but specifying and managing the development effort beyond it would be out of scope of the tool. Note that they dont mention "manage web development projects" as a feature in the explanation of the product.


On 10/10/2011 10:28 AM, Dana Skallman wrote:
This options was suggested Ticket/Project tracking system in the OWS Solutions list.

It's open source and seems to have all things you need:

RT is a battle-tested issue tracking system which thousands of
organizations use for bug tracking, help desk ticketing,
customer service, workflow processes, change
management, network operations, youth counselling and
even more. 

I don't have personal experience with it, but it may be worth exploring.

Glocal Web/Tech

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Todd Grayson <> wrote:
I'll start looking around. A combo of project workspace as well (job request jar and then project team portal).

We will need subversion/cvs infrastructure for managing mult-developer projects in parallel, as well as bug tracking, etc.

(subversion and content versioning system are well established code check in/check out repositories that most software developers will be familiar with)


On 10/10/2011 10:14 AM, Antonio Serna wrote:
Hi All,
I know there is a push to get the new NYCGA.CC site up soon.

In the meantime, Devin or anyone like to offer their advice on an open-source webapp that is project-building-centric. The following scenario was roughly sketched out. I would like to implement something for the Arts & Culture groups but possible all groups could use something with these project-centric features:

- person or group proposes project to system.
- project info goes onto database w/ # of volunteers and skills sets needed.
- community members join project.
- Once the a set number of members &/or skill join, the system emails all.
- steps to move project forward are then worked out and posted:
meetings/production phases/deadlines, are added.

P.s That's truly the next step forward for web apps. I mean how many times can you "like" a funny photo on facebook before you feel like you should be harnessing the power of the people to get amazing stuff done.