Topic: Let's make an open-source project.

As many projects as I have, I still feel like I have more time to dedicate towards coding. I've been looking for some open source projects to help with, but they are either too big, or just not interesting.

I was wondering if anyone would like to work on a project together? I'll go for anything really, I thnk it would be a fun experience.

If anyone is interested, just reply here and we'll set up a meeting in IRC or something.

-Daniel

p.s - If anything, it could be Railsforum sponsored, maybe we should code a forum app eh? Out with php and down with the rails!

http://danielfischer.com - Personal Web-Technology-Blog, Los Angeles.

Re: Let's make an open-source project.

You could always help make the Rails documentation more fun to use.

http://www.railsforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=4625

I know I would learn a lot faster if the docs weren't such an eyesore.

Your forum idea is not bad either.

Re: Let's make an open-source project.

DFischer wrote:

p.s - If anything, it could be Railsforum sponsored, maybe we should code a forum app eh? Out with php and down with the rails!

I'd say go for it ... though we're actually involved in a project with a few members here to create a RoR-based forum package for RF. smile

I'm down with something Rails Forum sponsored, though.  Shoot me an email if you want to discuss further smile  josh [at] railsforum [dot] com

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Re: Let's make an open-source project.

As always, I'm down for another project.
smile

Re: Let's make an open-source project.

I'd certainly be happy to help out. Special skills are more geared towards design & markup but becoming a more proficient rails programmer every day.

Shoot me a e-mail (ajc (at sign) plasticrain (dot) com) if you have any ideas or want to discuss nything smile

Last edited by shadow (2007-04-21 17:06:05)

Re: Let's make an open-source project.

Since so many of us are interested, I'd suggest that we setup a chat to figure these things out. When is a good time for everybody?

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Re: Let's make an open-source project.

Late at Night EST

Re: Let's make an open-source project.

Last Night EST is rubbish for me as it will be the middle of the night here. Any other time is good really between 9am and 10pm GMT.

Re: Let's make an open-source project.

Okay, well... let's definitely try to find an in-between. I can fit any time line.

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Re: Let's make an open-source project.

Daniel, Do you use MSN? If so, just add me using the address above smile

Last edited by shadow (2007-04-23 05:39:05)

Re: Let's make an open-source project.

I do not use MSN really. But I'm sure I have an account that I could guess.

If anything, we can simply brain storm here on the forum. It'd just take longer.


edit: How about a rails-specific meetup-like application? Meaning, a rails meetup/group directory?

Last edited by DFischer (2007-04-24 03:18:02)

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Re: Let's make an open-source project.

To attract people to use an app you need to make it is generic as possible thus to reach a large audience. If its Rails specific we aim at small group of people. Like 37s, basecamp and highrise can be applied to any business which is yet another reason for their success.

Last edited by shadow (2007-04-24 04:26:02)

Re: Let's make an open-source project.

Well sure, we can point ours towards a generic meetup like system. Forgot to clarify that. I just figured we could branch it off into something that the rails community can use.

And technically, 37 Signals designed their apps for a specific audience (it's in their book), not a generic one. Whoever fit their "target", uses their application; otherwise not.

Last edited by DFischer (2007-04-24 14:32:00)

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Re: Let's make an open-source project.

I've got their book but not read all of it wink

Re: Let's make an open-source project.

Hehe, well any ideas for another type of app?

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Re: Let's make an open-source project.

Re: Let's make an open-source project.

I'd have to say the most useful, to me, would be the help desk/ticketing system. Perhaps with another focus on monitoring sales leads -accepting incoming mail from a mailbox and creating it as a lead and monitoring all replies, tasks etc..

As pm says, there are quite a few unexplored markets out there...

Last edited by shadow (2007-04-25 08:16:07)

Re: Let's make an open-source project.

A chat client that logs all interactions in DB and then can perform fulltext searches on those chat sessions.

Re: Let's make an open-source project.

I got it!

How about a web application that programs HTML/CSS and Rails FOR you! All you do is upload the JPEG for design and fill out a few forms and POOF! Instant DB and backend customized to your needs in 5 minutes!

We could call it Ruby on Speed.

Re: Let's make an open-source project.

Ha!