Open App Ecosystem and Collaborative Technology Alliance
If I understood well :
The objective of the OAE is to create a suite of connected apps.
The objective of the CTA is to gather people that creates this kind of apps ?
Danyl Strype started a proposal Fri 13 Apr 2018
Add an 's' to the name of this Loomio group Closed Tue 1 May 2018
Despite a few strong arguments in favour of the change, it doesn't appear there's a consensus to go ahead with it, but the clarifying discussion that emerged from the proposal was engaging and useful. Lynn provided a neat summary of some of the consensus that did seem to emerge.
It seems unlikely that a single cluster of apps and deployment tools could ever serve all users in all collaborative use cases. Rather than developing a single, monolithic "Open App Ecosystem", I think what we're doing here is gathering knowldge about how dev teams and user groups can create Open App Ecosystem*s*, and documenting pre-assembled toolsets that worked well for each distinct use case we can identify (eg FreedomBone and YUNOHost for self-hosting by individuals for their own needs, or for small, informal groups).
|Agree - 8|
|Abstain - 6|
|Disagree - 6|
|Block - 0|
Fri 13 Apr 2018
There's certainly a valuable role for a discussion group which fosters the potential development of multiple open app ecosystems, governed by different agents. However I don't perceive that to be the role of this group.
Sun 15 Apr 2018
The name as it stands applies just as well to a 'suite of open apps' as it does to a suite of such suites, where distros like FreedomBone / YUNOHost and hosted suites like Disroot / DigiLife are all elements of a unified Open App Ecosystem.
Tue 17 Apr 2018
Per my comments in the thread, I'm "unblocking" due to reduced personal concerns over future use of the OAE label-- as well as recognition of the inclusive and respectful discussion here.
Fri 20 Apr 2018
Honestly, an S is the last thing I think we should be deciding on. I like the name as it is... but am appreciating the discussion that has evolved about open standards... can we forget this decision and chat about how to actually collaborate instead?
An ecosystem made of up ecosystems is also an ecosystem. I like the idea of not having the "s" because it feels more general. We are all part of the same giant ecosystem, not sharded across different servers, hosting styles, and ideologies.