Monthly Archives: November 2007


Privacy is an important part of social interaction, and security. In this post, I discuss what privacy is, privacy in GroupServer, and laws about privacy. I should be able to define privacy, as I am the Privacy Officer for OnlineGroups.Net — but I find privacy hard to define. Thankfully, I am not alone: the New… Read more »

Making a Group Work

For a group to be successful, the members must receive a benefit. One way that a group can benefit the members is to allow users to find out answers, and gain prestige. Alternatively, a group can be used as a news source, where the members find out information. Finally, while there is some idea of… Read more »

OnlineGroups.Net Blog

A self-evident truth: OnlineGroups.Net now has a blog! All the employees of OnlineGroups.Net — Dan Randow, Richard Waid, Alice Murphy, and me (Michael JasonSmith) — will post about the issues that occur in writing GroupServer, running OnlineGroups.Net, and being part of the wider open source and it communities. Alice has done amazing work in making… Read more »