I’m excited to announce a new site that could be big in the future of .NET-based Online Community Development. Sueetie is online!
Sueetie is much more than a website. Sueetie is a movement supporting the creation of Online Communities using best-in-class .NET Open Source Social Networking applications. Available for free. No license fees, no annualized costs, no limits. sueetie.com is the movement’s flagship site. The Sueetie Manifesto is located on the Sueetie home page and detailed in the Sueetie wiki.
If you visit sueetie.com you’ll find a single-themed site with two BlogEngine.NET-driven blogs, a Gallery Server Pro media gallery, forums built with YetAnotherForum.NET, a ScrewTurn Wiki, and behind the scenes, a site and membership administration piece based on an Open Source application called WAST, the Web Application Starter Kit.
If you create an account at sueetie.com, you’ll discover that you are known wherever you go on the site, in any application, with application-specific permissions based on ASPNET Membership Roles. That’s pretty cool.
So we’ve got this site with the four community application basic food groups sharing a common theme, a single database, and centralized membership. What happens next? I blog the heck out of it, of course! I’ll also be populating the Sueetie Wiki with technical and how-to documentation.
Sueetie will evolve into an application framework to serve as a wrapper around the great .NET Open Source applications featured in Sueetie. The framework will serve line-of-business requirements like site-wide event capturing, activity logging, background tasks and reporting to name a few. All Sueetie framework code will be licensed through the GNU General Public License and available at CodePlex.
More on my thinking on Sueetie is in the sueetie.com site inaugural post. It’s important to note that while I may have put the ball in motion with sueetie.com, Sueetie is NOT about me. Anyone who gets Sueetie and wants to join the tribe are most welcome.