GNOME Foundation hosting free web services

The GNOME Foundation is hosting free web services.

As you probably already know, the GNOME Foundation is hosting Tomboy Online which is in an invite only alpha right now.

We also have a public instance of a Gobby server running, so you can edit documents real time with others by pointing Gobby at!ร‚ย When we update to the new protocol, you will also be able to collaboratively edit in gedit. Gobby runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and other Unix like operating systems.

For those of you that easily host your own Gobby servers, this may not seem like a big deal. But for those of us that groan at the thought of figuring out how to host a server of any kind, keep it running and answer questions from others, well, this makes it a lot easier for us to use the free software services that are out there!

9 Replies to “GNOME Foundation hosting free web services”

  1. Hey Stormy, i was intending to follow you via Twitter but your WPPlugin will only take you to the main twitter page. Just thought you might want to fix that.

    Best Regards

      1. Well, the Plugin shows two links, one says something along the lines of “Spread the Word” (i can’t properly recall it since it doesn’t show right now) and the other one says “follow me”, i meant the second one. Or was i wrong to assume that the second one was supposed to take me to your profile page?

        However i of course looked into your About-Section to find your Twitter Profile ๐Ÿ˜‰ Already following.

  2. Hi Stormy,

    What’s with the invite only “for now” thing?

    “Release early release often”, that’s been the rule so far. How is the community supposed to report bugs if we don’t have access to the software?


    1. The project is AGPL and available. It’s the hosted part that’s by invitation. We need time to ramp up and make sure we can support large numbers of people.

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