[SpaceProgram] Transitioning to Google Groups

Brent Shambaugh brent.shambaugh at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 21:49:32 CEST 2012

Dear all,

I checked out Rizzoma again and found it to be resource poor as Paul
suggested. However, I did like that you can comment anywhere you want.

Another software project based on Google Wave is Kune. An example node
is hosted at kune.cc, with more info available at

It is also open source and can apparently be installed on a computer
(http://kune.cc/?locale=es#!kune.docs.6810.898) if need be.

If controlling the server is the issue there is also Diaspora
(http://diasporaproject.org/) and Friendica (http://friendica.com/).
I've been on both of these. They are more geared to being a social
network. Diaspora looks good visually, and Friendica is very good with


On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Andy Gelme <andyg at geekscape.org> wrote:
> hi All,
> On 2012-10-6 13:44 , Alex Cureton-Griffiths wrote:
>> I've set up an account for Rizzoma - if anyone wants an invite to play with it, let me know. I've only played with it a bit so far and still forming an opinion. It's pretty different and has some good functionality, but my reservations thus far are:
> I'm a fan of Wave (and the underlying technology, i.e operational
> transforms).  For both commercial and community projects, I've used the
> original sandbox version, the main Wave release until it was shutdown
> and now Rizzoma since it became available.  Migrating all my active
> "waves" into Rizzoma and Google Docs before Wave was shutdown.  Even
> wrote a few Wave plug-ins.
> However, I'd suggest that the key real-time collaborative features (from
> Wave) that you'd require at this point in time for GAMBIT have generally
> became available in Google Docs.
> Google Docs combined with a Google Group (or two) are mature, stable and
> familiar to a broad range of people.  Add in Google Plus hangouts for
> audio/video conferencing and perhaps a Google Plus page and Twitter
> account for general status / updates ... and that will probably cover
> 80+% of your group collaboration / communication needs.  And, of course,
> the obligatory FaceBook page.  Your main difficulty will be managing
> fragmentation of communication / information across so many platforms /
> tools.
> If there are other specialized needs, e.g some Rizzoma functionality ...
> or someone wants to do a MindMap (which was available as a Google Wave
> plug-in) ... then, go for it.  But, I wouldn't recommend having a
> specialized need driving the decision for the main communication /
> collaboration on-line tool set.
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