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Re: [Debian-NYC] Thoughts on Eventbrite.

On Fri, 18 Feb 2011, micah anderson <micah@riseup.net> wrote:

On Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:06:14 -0500, Brian Gupta <brian.gupta@brandorr.com> wrote:

snipity snip...

yet others feel that large companies can't be trusted.

For me there is no question of "trust".  It is none of
Eventbrite's business who attends which meetings of the Puppet
NYC Group.  Why should Eventbrite keep a dossier on Puppet NYC?
Why should I agree to be tracked by Eventbrite?

I might be willing to trade.  If the board of Eventbrite allows
me to implant tracking devices in their flesh, and to sell the
information on them I gather to third parties, I'd consider using
one of their services to sign up for meetings of Puppet NYC.


You forgot the most important reason (at least to this list) of all,
the software aint free.

That said, I would still like to find an alternative to these tools
that is Free Software and can be self hosted, if anyone knows of

I understand where you are coming from Brian, I think its a worthy
question to ask what the free software alternative might be... however
its not clear what exactly the specifications are, they probably are
obvious if you familiar with eventbrite or meetup I guess?

I think that the response so far has been to keep it simple, that we
probably don't need some over-engineered system that does all kinds of
neato stuff. Sometimes we need to take a poll, and maybe sometimes we
need to have a headcount of who is coming, that seems pretty easy to
do with what we got already.


I'd recommend having a Public Key of the GNUPG style for the signup.

Except that, if you have not seen, felt, and LIVED THROUGH THE
HORROR THAT IS GPG, ah, I cannot say you should jump into the

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