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You could solve this by managing it similar to the debian project.
 
You could solve this by managing it similar to the debian project.
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^ Agree with both sentiments.  I'm a bit skeptical of Okian Warrior's business mindset... we need this to resemble a non-profit FOSS project.  Can that really be so hard to do (in the beginning, especially, and also with all the cloud services now available to avoid slashdotting?).  Some will balk at the Debian-like structure as too codified and rigid, but let's at least discuss this as a FOSS project first, and *maybe* some ad revenue down the line to support it.  Although, donations/crowdfunding seems better to me. ~ [[User:Seandiggity|Seandiggity]] ([[User talk:Seandiggity|talk]]) 08:52, 7 February 2014 (MST)
  
 
==Stories==
 
==Stories==

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Okay, let's see if that works.

And help kill beta by joining the Slashcott

February 10th -17th

unitron

Slashdot UID 5733

Teething pains?

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Is this an "only if Slashdot doesn't back down on beta" contingency, or = "going to happen no matter what Slashdot does"?

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Hot Grits

I have poured them down my pants. Thank you. 86.50.93.164 10:16, 6 February 2014 (MST) Iskender (1040286)

  • Why are they down your pants? They should be on Natalie Portman - naked and petrified..

Group or Business

Okian Warrior seems to want to be CmdrTaco all over again. While I am a very, very pro-business sort of person, I don't think we want to just push reset and do Slashdot over again as another build it up and cash out endeavor. It seems like that's exactly what would happen, and on the backs of volunteers no less. The only way I could see supporting this endeavor as a business would be with some sort of codified protection like a charter, whereby certain attributes of the way the site functions would be guaranteed, and those guarantees could only be changed if (the charter could only be modified if) the users were polled and agreed to it. In this way the business could operate but be ultimately accountable to and restrained by the userbase. This seems like a good hybrid solution. ~ElectricTurtle

You could solve this by managing it similar to the debian project.

^ Agree with both sentiments. I'm a bit skeptical of Okian Warrior's business mindset... we need this to resemble a non-profit FOSS project. Can that really be so hard to do (in the beginning, especially, and also with all the cloud services now available to avoid slashdotting?). Some will balk at the Debian-like structure as too codified and rigid, but let's at least discuss this as a FOSS project first, and *maybe* some ad revenue down the line to support it. Although, donations/crowdfunding seems better to me. ~ Seandiggity (talk) 08:52, 7 February 2014 (MST)

Stories

Barrapunto

People here should be familiar with the Spanish language version of Slashdot, Barrapunto.com. It looks like it was forked from older Slashcode, and it does not appear to be a dice holding. This is the most durable SlashClone with which I'm familiar. I seem to recall reading about it more than 5 years ago. If nothing else, we could learn a lot from them about running a successful SlashClone.

We should make a list of any currently running clones.

Thanks for posting the link. That looks a lot more like /. Classic. Now we certainly don't want to knock over the server that discusses SlashCode, so we shouldn't be posting there... but they seem like an ideal candidate for a bunch to form a non-profit org. IMHO, that's the answer. We need to form a non-profit dedicated to serving the users. Worst case scenario we replace ads with something like the annual Wikipedia begging; but it might be worth it.

The Wikipedia begging beats having advertizes dictating the content of your site or selling the users info for $$$ Wikipedia I believe does it right. Script Cat (talk) 14:28, 6 February 2014 (MST)

Alternate domain ideas?

It's come up elsewhere online that a name including slashdot might get this project into hot water with DICE

Hosting and collaboration

make it foss with gpl2
is there any reason why the site can't be directly hosted by https://github.com/
ultra-nerdy, with plenty of linuxy flavor
no need to worry about dedicated infrastructure, and domain doesn't matter that much if it's something like "github.com/altslash" nerds are gunna find and remember it

Journals

I hope journals are included and hope people use them.