Wed 6 Dec 2017 11:44AM

Ratify the Nextcloud recommendations from Wortley Hall

At Wortley Hall the group evaluating Nextcloud came up with the following recommendations:

  1. Nextcloud should be used for non-public collaboration between CoTech member co-ops.
  2. Every CoTech member co-op should have at least one individual who has administrative permissions on Nextcloud.
  3. Deprecating CoTech's use of Google Drive in favour of Nextcloud.

Harry "Outlandish" Robbins Wed 6 Dec 2017 12:31PM

I'm certainly up for having a go with NextCloud, but I don't think we can guarantee that no-one from Outlandish will ever use Google Drive again.

I think it would be good to have a CoTech NextCloud and see how it goes, as we won't know if it's any good until we try


Sion Whellens (Principle Six/Calverts) Wed 6 Dec 2017 3:06PM

More lack of knowledge than anything but will go with the flow


Chris Lowis (Go Free Range) Mon 11 Dec 2017 12:04PM

Is it possible to change this proposal so that point 1. reads "Nextcloud can be used for non-public collaboration between CoTech member co-ops"? If we are compelled to use Nextcloud for commercially important collaborations on a deadline, for example, I think I'd like some more information on how it's going to be supported and whether we can rely on it being available 24/7.


Chris Croome (Webarchitects Co-operative) Tue 12 Dec 2017 11:28AM

@chrislowis I didn't write this proposal and with hindsight I think it was a mistake for me to post the poll here, so I have deleted it.

The server is available 24/7 — we don't switch it off in the evening or at weekends, what kind of support are you you wanting to know more about?


Chris Lowis (Go Free Range) Tue 12 Dec 2017 5:10PM

I guess I was thinking primarily about reliability (an uptime guarantee or SLA?) and backups/disaster recovery. We chatted a bit about this at WH I think. If we were to move important parts of our business to Nextcloud, I'd expect to have to pay (and I think someone should be paid) for those kind of guarantees.


Chris Croome (Webarchitects Co-operative) Wed 13 Dec 2017 3:43PM

Hi @chrislowis I haven't forgotten about your questions, I will reply, but perhaps on Discourse.