Kunda1 wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:07 pm
... Have a dedicated forum for open source projects that improve medicine or quality of life, philanthropies, improve humanity for the better etc.
I have to oppose this proposal. In principle, it's a great idea. However, what will happen is that there will be a influx of interesting projects in the first month or so, but after that the subforum will become a desert. That's more or less what happened to the Users showcase and Job offers forums. Only a few threads are posted there, very sporadically. You only need to look at the second page to see very old threads from 2014 or so.
So, it's a nice idea, but I don't think it would be amazing. It would just add more clutter to the forum, and require more moderation effort. I think most users can already use the Open Discussion or User's showcase forum to do open source collaboration. Hell, I think it'd be much easier just to rename "Job offers" to something like "Job offers and open source collaboration". That will use an existing forum for either paid or free collaboration.