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Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 11 of 14

Re: Why is the GitHub Community using Lithium, not an open-source platform?

Don't be too disappointed. 

 

As yourself has apointed out the differences between Lithium and discourse in business behavior, you can adjust.

 

By the way, I don't like the style of Lithium at all.  I don't think I will spend too much time on this forum.

 

And It doesn't support spell check. Too bad for the person whose first language is not English. 

Copilot Lvl 2
Message 12 of 14

Re: Why is the GitHub Community using Lithium, not an open-source platform?

Nah, their sales team is bad. 
I work in the marketing dept for Huawei (Enterprise Division). 
And I'm in charge of the forum. 
I tried contacting them to organize a demo, they had some Indian boy call me ( he didn't know anything, worse than Jon Snow) and never contacted me after. 
Lost me forever. 
Thanks to your comment I'll contact Discourse next. 
We wanted their unified support solution. Forum+CMS+Support+ticketing, etc. 
Crapload of money, honestly. 

Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 13 of 14

Re: Why is the GitHub Community using Lithium, not an open-source platform?

I never heard of Lithium but this forum looks great. Some buttons aren't in the GitHub style but this is **bleep** close.

Pilot Lvl 1
Message 14 of 14

Re: Why is the GitHub Community using Lithium, not an open-source platform?

Sometimes, it's difficult to find a match between requirements and budget, and an open-source product. I tried to get a firm that I work with to use Bonita and Alfresco as a BPM tool, but both were really expensive to implement. The community editions offer a stripped down version which would need a lot of customization to make them usable within our setting, and it just wasn't practical with a one-person IT department.

 

We opted for a commercial solution built with PHP (Symfony), MySQL, and Tesseract that was well within our budget. Most of the commercial offerings we evaluated were built upon open-source technologies (jQuery, Wild Fly, the LAMP stack, MySQL or PostgreSQL).