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How SCALE Uses FLOSS to Organize A Massive Linux Conference

Jan 16, 2009, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])

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"But for SCALE collaboration, we use online apps: google docs is one. We use Mediawiki for a lot of documentation. Mailman for the low-volume mailing lists, and poMMo (http://pommo.org/Main_Page) for the high-volume scale-announce mailing list. For communications: the usual suspects: Thunderbird and Evolution clients (with sendmail inbetween, of course) Also IRC, IM, and XMPP/Jabber.

"We use an Asterisk server for phone conferences and voice mail. We use SugarCRM for tracking interactions with sponsors, exhibitors and vendors, as well as some email campaigns. We have a homegrown registration application that is written using Python, Django, and MySQL. One area that we haven't managed to convert to FOSS is graphics; we tried using Scribus several years ago to create the hard-copy program, but at that time it wasn't robust enough to use. We'll probably revisit that in the future. We also use WebERP for accounting. So we're almost completely OSS at SCALE, which is what you'd expect ;-)"

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