Is anyone doing a #federated #OpenSource alternative to Meetup.com?
It's useful for local events, but very expensive for organisers ($15 a month for a basic events page). People pay purely because others use it, an open alternative would be 👍
Meetup's "network effect" might be overcome because it isn't a global network (e.g. someone in London is only going to care about meetups in London).
Also, an open alternative would be perfect fit for #federation, each community having its own instance.
@switchingsocial @Mycroft what about old fashion mailing lists?
I think Degoogleify has some mailing list alternatives?
@switchingsocial no, I was thinking of something like Listserv, Mailman, etc.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mailing_list_software
@switchingsocial oh, I did miss Mailman on the list. But I think the wiki link has better alternatives.