Hi all

I'm inclined toward the YiPs site - that is the group of people with a new look at this system - I have a feeling several already understand the concept, and it'd be a place for RPGer's to go, as well - just a thought along the unification trail.

Vern

Pete Helgren wrote:
Hans,

Agreed. I'll admit I put the site together early on in my quest for open source RPG projects. Seems to me the Linux/Unix community provides a vibrant core for F/OSS with the Windows folks being numerous enough, the the porting not so difficult, that they began to participate as well. Us RPG types? Well, many in the community really don't get it. The few who do begin to latch on to stuff that can *run* on the i, usually in PASE, and go from there. There are probably a few dozen folks on the list who really understand the value of F/OSS and make it part of their mission to promote it.

I'd still love to get a "central" place established. Kind of a Sourceforge for RPG'ers but, Sourceforge *could* be used that way in any case so there really isn't a strong impetus to get there. However, I think that RPG F/OSS folks are a bit different from the general F/OSS populace so they *could* use a place to "roost". It would benefit everyone.

Notice that there were 3 or 4 offers to host in different domains but that only perpetuates the divisions, rather than uniting the F/OSS RPG folks. I am not sure that there IS a way to pulls us all together when it comes to F/OSS but I know there are plenty of benefits that could move the IBM i more into the mainstream, if we could get a few "must have" projects going.

Pete
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