Lino reaching the next level¶
Rumma & Ko as the legal owner of the Lino framework is open to collaboration with existing IT service providers who want to help us with bringing Lino to the next level.
We accept proposals of any form. The following are just some ideas.
You have more power than Rumma & Ko to start the The Lino Software Foundation or some similar legal person, and we hand up the legal ownership to you.
Phase 1 (acquiring knowledge and sales)
You learn about the existing Lino applications : what they can do, how to use them. We give you free support. We keep our demo servers up to date. You start contacting potential customers.
You find a potential customer, i.e. an organization who might want one of these applications.
Phase 2 (your first production site)
You order a VPS at a data center and learn how to configure a Lino server. You learn about Linux system administration, how to monitor a server and keep it running, how to make backups.
For each of your future customers you will have one VPS. You must also register at least one domain name.
We give you support for this. We can recommend proven data centers:
Optionally you can leave Phase 2 to us in the beginning. You would do “only” sales, support and analysis.
Phase 3 (training, support, analysis)
You give training and support to your customer so that they can use their Lino site.
Your customer will have change requests. You report them to us, we make code changes in the public version for free, you test them and then pull the new version to your customer’s site and care for data migration.
Phase 4 (contributing)
You designate a developer who is going to execute your change requests instead of asking us to do so.
Phase 5 (developing your own application)
You organize development on your own infrastructure and focus on one or several Lino applications.