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I'm kinda irked that nobody gives credit to calagator.org/ for having been an open source alternative to Meetup for more than a decade already

@tomasino The flagship instance is just Portland but it's intended for other places to put up their own instances.

@jamey well that is indeed very cool. looks like someone else already had the idea to set one up for Reykjavik -- startupiceland.com/2013/10/15/

@jamey @tomasino There's also https://radar.squat.net/en which is global and FOSS. Federation is/will be a game changer though.

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Are there any other instances? I expect being the second instance is much more effort than being the tenth instance. Number two is where you find out the issues

@jamey 🤷‍♂️ If someone pointed me to that, I would not have been able to tell you that it was a meetup alternative. It looks like a calendar for events in Portland.

Clicking around a bit, I still don't think it's a meetup alternative.

@Kihashi I'm not going to argue with you, because whether it's a legitimate replacement depends on what you believe the defining traits of Meetup are. All I want to say is that it's been a great force for community here.

@jamey Legit. It probably depends on what your group is doing as to what you consider a meetup "MVP". I was thinking of how my own group uses it, but of course, we are one among thousands.

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