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A big NO to Stack Exchange. I think initially our folks decided to use Askbot instead of the Stack Exchange because AskBot is open source. And as we could see, the upstream is very friendly. We should work with them if possible to make any improvements to the site.

From a User's perspective, though I have run into few issues whilst using the site, it works most of the time.

I can't see Fedora community moving to a Proprietary Stack Exchange. The community has made several decisions so far to stay with Open source software ( like switching from Transifex to Zanata etc.)

A I would say a big NO to Stack Exchange. I think initially our folks decided to use Askbot instead of the Stack Exchange because AskBot is open source. And Stack Exchange Inc is a for-profit company, and though that is definitely not a problem in itself, it just reminds us to be a little cautious. AFAIK, we have to chip in a good sum of money to get the Enterprise version of Stack Exchange. I don't think you folks at Fedora community would move to a Proprietary Stack Exchange. The community has made several decisions so far to stay with Open source software ( like switching from Transifex to Zanata etc.) In long run, we might be better off improving our site and as we could see, the upstream of AskBot is very quite friendly. We should work with them them, if possible possible/required, to make any improvements to the site. YMMV

From a User's perspective, though I have run into few issues whilst using the site, it works most of the time.

I can't see Fedora community moving to a Proprietary Stack Exchange. The community has made several decisions so far to stay with Open source software ( like switching from Transifex to Zanata etc.)

I would say a big NO to Stack Exchange. I think initially our folks decided to use Askbot instead of the Stack Exchange because AskBot is open source. Stack Exchange Inc is a for-profit company, and though that is definitely not a problem in itself, it just reminds us to be a little cautious. AFAIK, we have to chip in a good sum of money to get the Enterprise version of Stack Exchange. I don't think you folks at Fedora community would move to a Proprietary Stack Exchange. The community has made several decisions so far to stay with Open source software ( like switching from Transifex to Zanata etc.) In long run, we might be better off improving our site and as we could see, the upstream of AskBot is quite friendly. We should work with them, if possible/required, to make any improvements to the site. YMMV

From a User's perspective, though I have run into few issues whilst using the site, it works most of the time.


Just because it works now, it doesn't mean we have to leave it as it is.

For most of the things, there are more than one way to do stuffs. So our QA like site helps most of the times. But we can also have some folks to convert some important information from this site to Fedora Wiki. Though Fedora wiki currently have decent amount of information, I have a feeling that it leaves us wanting for more.


But, I am just an end user of Fedora who sometimes visits this site. So, it goes without saying that YMMV.

I would say a big NO to Stack Exchange. I think initially our folks decided to use Askbot instead of the Stack Exchange because AskBot is open source. Stack Exchange Inc is a for-profit company, and though that is definitely not a problem in itself, it just reminds us to be a little cautious. AFAIK, we have to chip in a good sum of money to get the Enterprise version of Stack Exchange. If they let us host in their infrastructure for free, they might want to place advertisements in the site , etc. Moreover, I don't think you folks at Fedora community would move to a Proprietary Stack Exchange. The community has made several decisions so far to stay with Open source software ( like switching from Transifex to Zanata etc.) In long run, we might be better off improving our site and as site. As we could see, the upstream of AskBot is quite friendly. We should work with them, if possible/required, to make any improvements to the site.


From a User's perspective, though I have run into few issues whilst using the site, it works most of the time.


Just because it works now, it doesn't mean we have to leave it as it is.

For most of the things, there are more than one way to do stuffs. So our QA like site helps most of the times. But we can also have some folks to convert some important information from this site to Fedora Wiki. Though Fedora wiki currently have decent amount of information, I have a feeling that it leaves us wanting for more.


But, I am just an end user of Fedora who sometimes visits this site. So, it goes without saying that YMMV.