[ubuntu-in] Ubuntu India Forum

Aanjhan R aanjhan at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 07:08:17 BST 2007

Hello Vivek,

Thanks for the info. I am forwading it to the list so that it is
discussed there and we take it forward. Pratul can join the list too
and contribute his ideas.

Below goes the original mail.


On 9/25/07, Vivek Khurana <hiddenharmony at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi! all,
>  This is regarding ubuntu forum proposal by Pratul.  As Pratul is new
> in FOSS world, he is not aware of ubuntu India community or members of
> ubuntu India community. So let me introduce Pratul to all of you.
>  I met Pratul at OSSCamp Delhi and he is pursuing his engineering in
> CSE. Pratul is a FOSS enthusiast and wants to start an ubuntu India
> forum. Idea of ubuntu India forum was posted on osscamp site and I
> pointed him to ubuntu India community.
>  I suppose there has been a word between Pratul and B.Ghosh regarding
> the ubuntu India forum.I am writing to facilitate the creation of the
> forum (read it ensure everyone is in loop). Pratul has hosting space
> and we only need domain direction for the same. We will need to use
> forum package other than phpbb. Please dont jump the gun in favour of
> phpbb. I have used phpbb several times and burnt my hands every single
> time (last incident happened 40 days ago with properly patched, latest
> version of phpbb). So, its a strict no-no with phpbb, for a platform
> like ubuntu India forum. We already have ubuntuforum.org running on
> VBulletin but it requires license purchase. Another option is to use
> the forum from http://www.simplemachines.org (SMF) . I have noticed
> loads of country/region specific ubuntu forums use  SMF. SMF is
> distributed under a non OSI approved license but the source is
> available.
>  I am even game with Vbulletin even though it requires license.
> Vbulletin license is not costly (currently @ $85/yr) but vbulletin is
> the most secure and most stable forum package available in the market.
> If need be we can pool money to buy license for first year and Pratul
> will arrange for license next year onwards via google adsense.
>  So what you guys say ? Any other forum package suggestion ?
> regards
> VK
> --
> The hidden harmony is better than the obvious!!

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