Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] pm solution
From: Tom Gillis
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 16:24:27 -0400

Sam - let us know when the tool is up and DNS has propagated - I'd
love to start using it.

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Tom Gillis <> wrote:
I agree too.  having a pm tool that keeps data hosted on our own
servers, and is not a commercial product is a good thing.
Also, we really need a separate channel for teams to coordinate the
building of software, which is separate from discussion of our
intentions as a group.

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM, Dr.Ron Suarez <> wrote:
I think that the best approach is this. If you believe a particular tool
helps you do work, you should use it and show others how you're using it.

I think everyone has heard the general consensus about Open Source,
transparency, etc. and we're  all doing our best to support those


Otherwise, we will all be consumed with endless discussions that slow all of
us down.

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 3:29 PM, Sam Boyer <> wrote:

i've seen buzz around a few different approaches to an online project
management tool, and i know that basecamp is being used to run the GA
site process for now, at least. i'm sittin here with my friend Ben and
really stymied by the lack of a solution we can reuse for various
different projects (such as the drupal/civi, and a drupal aggregation &
curation thing we're working on that i'll be emailing with more details
today). seems to us like the criteria to satisfy are as follows:

1. can support multiple projects at once
2. integrates easily with github
3. does all the basic stuff you'd expect a project tracker to do
4. is hosted by a group that's a part of this movement and trustworthy
5. has a good access control model that won't make it too onerous to
manage who can be on there - seems like it should be at least somewhat

so to that end, we're working right now with mayfirst to throw up with a redmine instance. literally right
now, it should be up and available shortly. we can always throw this all
out if it's not what folks need, but i'm trying to fill gaps as i see
them here, and this seems like one we have.

assuming we're all fine with that, it seems like the big discussion to
be had is just one about how public it is, what the process would be for
getting accounts, and norms/expectations around use in the shared space.
e.g., if we want to call a project into question, that's probably not a
discussion that should happen *inside* the project tracker, but within a
list. trackers are for getting shit done.


Dr Ron Suarez

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