@lightweight @mackiwg so I just had positive discussions with a city up north of here and we warmly received on our concept for setting up a cowork and colearn, now the hard work begins - I have navigated the resources you sent Wayne, but was wanting to include David in the loop - basically, I have two weeks to pitch hardware, software, needs, etc., and specifically I want to piggy back off of your model (or use directly) and need help with user accounts / log in auth etc.? ideas/help?
@mackiwg @lightweight This is a solid start for me and gives me two concrete and convergent directions to begin with - 1) wikieducator authorship 2) oeru theme ... only other question ... i don't want to 'mom and pop' this if possible ... how do I tap into your infrastructure or begin that discussion of if/cost/how etc.? we are in first stages, but we have multiple partners and/or want to set up a testing environment for clients ... am i thinking of this incorrectly?
@lightweight @mackiwg We will need a similar form of authentication and manner of pointing learners towards courses/offerings at a host of institutions ... mainly how to manage the users and course sign ups for course directions and management ... i am guessing that the front-end software side of things will be easier once I have that on place ... we may also be forced to partner with the city (pinching nose) with some type of radius server and directory mgt that all that ties into
@lightweight @mackiwg I know! But this goes back to when/how and when not to pinch the nose ... they are worried about QoS ... hearing how/what you do to thwart these forces is /would be helpful ... there is a worker there who i know from a previous IT inst., and of course, typical proprietary bias ... we draw the line, but we also want to reach learners in need ... a delicate balance! I was thinking a squid server for users ... but just using WP might be enough from sounds of it!
@oemb1905 @mackiwg rule number 1 for being "good at IT": never ever read marketing material. If it's got marketing material, that simply confirms you don't need it... and if you want it, it also confirms that there's something better and cheaper that does the same thing but is open source and therefore unmarketed.
@lightweight @mackiwg but I am also interested in simply becoming a partner and having your offerings - as you - offered through our cowork colearn portal ... maybe i need to read more? feel free to direct me ... i am worried about duplication and mom and pop efforts on my end ... maybe i don't understand how your replication model works?