I’m used to writing a monthly recap for those who can’t follow everything happening on Community, it would be a briefly digest about new stuff, some statistics on community healthy, members efforts and top discussions. This time I choose to change the name, adding more stats and details about the efforts done by community members.
Folks, this is a big moment and a milestone in our story as community. We’re growing at a pace like never before.
Please look at these statistics and well, the trend is clear.
Remind, community belongs to all of us. We’re NethServer
How many of our members have made a post in the past 28 days?
This is one of the best indicators of community health. A rising number is a sign that more and more people feel compelled to contribute.
We had 111 posts/topics just yesterday and 2.1k post in the last 30 days +46% compared to the last month, that’s a huge engagement. Look at the trend!
Montly Active Topics
The number of active topics shows you if your community has a narrow or broad engagement.
Since August we have more than doubled our active topics.
How many people contributed for the first time? 40 in October, best result ever.
- NethServer is in the TOP #100 on Distrowatch
- Free Nethserver might be the small business server you’re looking for by Jeff Wallen on TechRepublic
- NethServer 7 “Bruschetta” Server-Oriented Linux OS to Support Nextcloud 10 by Softpedia
- NethServer : An all-in-one server for Small and Medium enterprises by @ostechnix
- NethServer: Conoce esta distro basada en CentOS/RHEL para crear tu propio servidor en casa u oficina
- Softpedia’s review of Saltimbocca release
We have new real evangelists out there:
- Our great community friend @robb is going to hold a talk about NethServer at T-DOSE - Eindhoven in November!
- One of the main NethServer developers @davidep talked at #Linuxiana - Italian Linux Day 2016 on Oct 22nd Modena (Italy)
- in Bergamo we had another talk NethServer related, the speaker this time is @syntaxerrormmm with his BGlug team!
New feature discussions
- @dnutan introduced the Software Center Package Removal Behaviour and we discussed how improve it
- @stephdl and @GG_jr have found a way to activate fail2ban on NextCloud
- thanks to @ghost we have tried Sugarcrm and Spreed.me as new modules
- @paolo suggests to read from AD to determine the user’s email address
- interesting discussion about a new groupware called Citadel thanks to @ghost and @flatspin
- What would be the advantages / disadvantages of Samba Active Directory and OpenLDAP In NethServer? Great question from @gerald_FS. Take a look at the answers!
Development and testing
- @mark_nl is our new SOGo maintainer. Give that man a prize! He has wrote down also a little roadmap for this module.
- @davidep is looking at [ an upgrade path to NethServer 7] (Upgrade paths to ns7) and he would very happy to receive your feedback and contributions
- @mark_nl again! [Nethserver v7-Beta 2 now runs on a Raspberry PI] (Nethserver v7-Beta 2 runs on a PI)
- @prostream set up a pppoe connection with FTTH
- @gecco has worked on his first NethServer module: sambastatus, web interface for smbstatus command. This means a lot for our community!
- @davidep proposed us a new topic, how to join a NethServer member to another NethServer AD/DC
- Thanks to @davidep and @saitobenkei we fixed a bug on home directory of users in AD
- @fasttech asked to the community: can NS Samba DC serve a mixed network?
- @GG_jr decided to start a new topic because of some facts that have happened in the last few months: WebTop4 and Samba4 AD on NS 7
- thanks to @Christian and @stephdl we had a long discussion about Samba4, Active Directory and LDAP
- new SOGo packages for 3.2.0 needs testing thanks to @mark_nl
#HowTo, Docs and Tutorial
- Install and configure modules in NethServer by @ostechnix
- @JeffBales’s series
- NethServer 7 Beta1 – Installing Samba Active Directory
- NethServer 7 RC1 – Installing Samba Active Directory
- NethServer 7 RC1 – Adding a Samba AD/DC File Share
- Install and Configure NethServer 6.8 + Review + VMware Tools on VMware by @Jay_Redstone
- @edi have been experimenting with unifi controller, both on NS 6 and NS 7, here’s an HowTo that will Install UniFi controller, use Let’s Encrypt cert, configure the Controller and the Access Points.
- @edi once again with Adding Nagvis to Adagios
- How to install Sogo and make available calendars and contacts on thunderbird? Our ambassador @enzoturri wrote a doc about it
- another ambassador @flatspin explained HowTo notify admin about ups events
- also @GG_jr is an ambassador and he tried to summarize some suggestions to choose the correct name for an Active Directory Domain
- we started to write an Index of our Guides here
- @robb installed Cockpit on NethServer 7, are you curious? Take a look at his howto
- we decided to build a group of people with a very specific goal: be the engine of our community!
A brand new Ambassadors Group is born
- we’re becoming a mature community so it’s time to define a commitment to do certain tasks within a specified period of time, it could permit us to grow up and take the plunge.
- @Fred and @bwdjames shared some thoughts about How to make NethServer an ideal server to set up on a VPS
- @mark_nl is now the Arm team coordinator and @dz00te @jackyes will help him to develop our ARM spin
- We had a very short survey that was helpful in ensuring this community is as useful as possible.
Take a look at the interesting results!
- With a few community members @robb has started to develop a course for NethServer admins. The goal is to have a complete course that will get sysadmins at a level that they can safely manage a NethServer instance.
- We started a new post series, called What are you working on this week? Great replies from our folks!
- @Christian added some details to our comparisons with Univention and PFSense
- Loving NethServer in the desert by @Sebastian
- we were curious about traffic on NethServer site generated by last mentions
- Shoutout to @medworthy @mark_nl @jackyes for becoming Silver Level Members
- Shoutout to @kisaacs @m.traeumner @rowihei @JeffBales @Admsjas @Ya_Ley @clinton @Stefano_Zamboni for becoming Bronze Level Members
Top Members of Last 30 days sorted by likes
Thanks to all of you