All the #Meetup hate is justified..
Yet, I have didn’t see anyone talking about alternatives, whereas @Framasoft is literally building a free and open source alternative as we speak and they deserve every piece of attention and support for it possible.
PS: And put your money where your mouth is
This is a true coincidence, because today is also the 1st beta release of #Mobilizon https://framablog.org/2019/10/15/mobilizon-lifting-the-veil-on-the-beta-release/
So let's thank MeetUp for giving us even more reasons to free our events from their walled garden !
We concluded that both projects were different enought to be developped. The good news is they both use #activitypub, so they will be able to federate/communicate with eachother eventually.
@moritzheiber @Framasoft Cool. As long as we can cross-polinate the communities of both groups that would be awesome. What I'm seeing folks doing though is trying to replicate the least-difficult pieces of meetup (calendar, RSVP) and not the harder parts (community building, event promotion, etc.). I think that's the key to making something great here.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!