Productivity geeks of the world, rejoice!
November 12, 2008 1:30 PM   Subscribe

Love the idea of Google Apps, but feel like they already have more of your data than they should? Self-hosted, open-source app OpenGoo just released version 1.0, and it appears to be taking on not just Google Apps but services like Basecamp and Backpack, too. Live demo.

Spreadsheets ("coming soon") are a notable omission, but the task lists and calendar integration make this pretty darn attractive to the GTD set.
posted by jbickers (22 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Man that live demo is a mess. I wish I could just ask it whether it does what I want and it would tell me.

Dear GoomoodleOopsie Open Source Thing: Can I make an event (say a release date) on your calender dependent on a few simple task but when the tasks gets pushed back the release date moves automatically?

Thanks for listening. Good luck running the universe.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:51 PM on November 12, 2008


Dear Open source authors: Stop picking idiotic names. TIA.
posted by delmoi at 2:14 PM on November 12, 2008 [3 favorites]


Hah, the "live demo" is one account shared by everyone on the internet. That will workout well.
posted by delmoi at 2:15 PM on November 12, 2008


OpenGoo? I'll keep my goo to myself and my loved ones, kthx.
posted by mullingitover at 2:16 PM on November 12, 2008


Pepsi Goo.
posted by KokuRyu at 2:19 PM on November 12, 2008


Dear GoomoodleOopsie Open Source Thing: Can I make an event (say a release date) on your calender dependent on a few simple task but when the tasks gets pushed back the release date moves automatically?


If you have a project that has three tasks, A, B, and C, and B is dependent on A, and the length of time that A and B will take is longer then C, then changing the length of time for C won't change your completion date, unless the new length of time is longer then A and B.

But changing A or B will. If you have a lot of tasks, it gets complicated.

You're actually talking about the Critical Path method for scheduling. And there is lots of software out there that will do it.
posted by delmoi at 2:20 PM on November 12, 2008


here is a list of open source critical path software I googled up.
posted by delmoi at 2:20 PM on November 12, 2008


Finally, a calendar app that lets you specify an event duration by hunting around on the screen for a button to press and filling out a form.
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 2:21 PM on November 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


That is one failure of a Web 2.0 logo. Idiotic drop shadows have been replaced by idiotic reflections - get with the times!
posted by tmcw at 2:30 PM on November 12, 2008


delmoi: Thanks, I knew as soon as it left my finger that was a off-topic question that would be better suited for .ask. Man I wish we had an actual project manager around here so I wouldn't have to bother online chatpersons about stuff.

On topic: This looks just like chandler, which I like and use for personal productivity. So it can't be all terrible.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:34 PM on November 12, 2008


Wow. This is impressive.. so how is this project funded, if at all? Anyone here know?
posted by mhh5 at 2:36 PM on November 12, 2008


That Live Demo is hilarious. Cuntface, I don't know who who are, but you are clearly one busy individual.
posted by tr33hggr at 2:53 PM on November 12, 2008


Cuntface, I don't know who who are, but you are clearly one busy individual.

Ahem...
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:08 PM on November 12, 2008


I'm going to fork it and call my version Festering Pus.
posted by srboisvert at 3:14 PM on November 12, 2008 [2 favorites]


I clicked around for about thirty seconds but I couldn't figure out what the hell it was or what I was supposed to do with it. Then it threw an error message at me ("Error - missing ) after argument list - Click to remove") and I closed the tab. A step by step walkthrough of the features would probably make this a lot more palatable for people like me (if I'm part of the intended target group for the software!). Always nice to see the FOSS movement take on the big guys, though.
posted by sveskemus at 3:42 PM on November 12, 2008


Wow, that demo account is awesome. YouTube comments meet productivity software -- the perfect match!
posted by wildcrdj at 4:02 PM on November 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Goo?
They called it Goo?

Is that supposed to mean,
"Goo: We're not quite Google!"?
posted by Elysum at 4:32 PM on November 12, 2008


I suspect it has nothing to do with World of Goo, so, not interested.

Yeah, there's really no point to this comment. My words here are those of obsession. I'm very nearly to the point of dreaming about black framework towers soaring up into the sky....
posted by JHarris at 4:37 PM on November 12, 2008


That is one failure of a Web 2.0 logo. Idiotic drop shadows have been replaced by idiotic reflections - get with the times!

Yeah, and what's with the web 1.7- color scheme? Navy blue, seriously???
posted by signal at 5:46 PM on November 12, 2008


Wait until their nanotech version, Grey Goo, comes out!
posted by lukemeister at 6:49 PM on November 12, 2008


It's a great effort all round. Congratulations to the team that put all the effort into building this, I really hope it succeeds.
posted by Duug at 2:30 AM on November 13, 2008


I think I will toss it on my server for playing around a little.
posted by Samizdata at 4:27 AM on November 13, 2008


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