[open-economics] Project management tool

Gustavo Silva gustavosantaremsilva at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 10:25:48 UTC 2016

Hi Alexander,

Thanks for sharing! Indeed, Waffle looks nice. However, it seems Gitter is
the best fit here, as we can use it as a dedicated chat room and it is also
more organized than a mailing list.

Best Regards / Obrigado e com os melhores cumprimentos,
Gustavo Silva

2016-02-16 9:08 GMT+00:00 Alexander Praetorius <citizen at serapath.de>:

> http://waffle.io (integrates with github and is awesome)
> You already seem to use http://gitter.im (which is nice)
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 11:44 PM, Gustavo Silva <
> gustavosantaremsilva at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> In the past days, I have been thinking about adopting one project
>> management tool for the group. The idea is to have a platform where we can
>> discuss each project in an organized way. The official forum's is
>> supposedly there to be used for that purpose, but I do not have any control
>> of our group/section. I'm very organized and I bet the forum will look like
>> a mess in the future.
>> Anyway: Initially, I was keen on using Slack. But the freemium plans are
>> not that good. The OKFN's groups are also looking for similar software to
>> use in the entire organization and their suggestions do not suffice: Some
>> open source alternatives require a machine to be active 24/7 and I cannot
>> afford it, nor do I have a spare machine for this. And here is where Trello
>> comes in. I have used Trello (https://trello.com/) in the past and it
>> seems to be the best option within open source projects.
>> It is graphical, organizable, and should be focused on the discussion of
>> the projects. It is a nice chance for everybody to be easily update about
>> each project, to-do lists etc. Yes, I know we have been using GitHub for
>> that purpose. However, some non-coding projects will require discussion.
>> Since the storage for free accounts in GitHub is relatively limited, it
>> feels pointless to waste space on writing projects (say, handle the blog,
>> social media, etc.).
>> So, my question to you all is:
>> - What are your thoughts about Trello?
>> - Do you think we could use Trello?
>> - Do you know any other similar software (similar like Slack and Trello)
>> that is worth pointing out?
>> Thank you very much for your time!
>> PS: In some time soon, I will release a 1-year plan for the work group.
>> That will happen on the forums (https://discuss.okfn.org), under the
>> Open Economics section. Please drop by, give me your feedback and feel free
>> to suggest any edit - the official writing will be done via Google Docs, so
>> everyone can participate. Either way, I will send something to the mailing
>> list as a notice.
>> Best Regards / Obrigado e com os melhores cumprimentos,
>> Gustavo Silva
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