The founders of Stroudco Food Hub are calling for help from people who are interested in internet-based food hubs to write a specification for a new version of the Stroudco software – which will be open source like the current version.
Stroudco is a not-for-profit online food hub, bringing together producers and consumers of local food. They are currently enjoying their most successful year yet with a turnover of £18,929. They know of 67 groups who have already downloaded the Stroudco software plus more who may have downloaded it without registering, as it is free-to-use software. They are now looking at the long term future of Stroudco and other internet-based food hubs and are looking for help to:
1) Build a network of people interested in setting up internet-based food hubs. This network could:
- share best practice
- share tips on how they have applied and improved the Stroudco software
- share tips on alternatives to the Stroudco software
2) Help gather as many suggestions and ideas for improvements to the Stroudco software as possible.
This information will then be used to develop a funding bid for the development of a new open source version of the software which will address the needs of as many food hubs as possible. If you would like to be involved you can contact Nick Weir on firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 01453 840037 or Skype nickweir63. Find out more about Stroudco at http://www.stroudco.org.uk.