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Commercial Flask project

Commercial Flask project

From:
bruce bushby
Date:
2013-03-19 @ 13:15
Hi

I hope requests for commercial work don't break any list rules....if they
do then please forgive/ignore this email.

I've been meaning to write a larger flask application but have finally
accepted I'll never get around to it, so rather then
shelve the idea, I thought I would first look into what it would cost to
out source the work.

Quick summary:
I want to copy "autotrader.co.uk". I'm not after an exact copy....but the
purpose of the application
would be the same and would at least provide "as a minimum" what autotrader
provides.

For this project I have purchased the domain name "autobay.com"  The domain
will be used for all countries but will redirect  (uses maxmind geoip) to
<country_prefix>.autobay.com and provide the same website but with local
content/language. Website translation would be handled
by something like babelfish. Framework would be something like Fedora,
nginx, gevent, Flask and PostgreSQL.

The idea is all rough scribble at the moment, but I'm hoping one day it'll
offer free "used vehicle/asset" adverts for all countries and maybe go so
far
as to offer "webspace/webshop" for anyone selling/servicing anything in the
"auto" industry.

Revenues would maybe come from a small selection of adverts and other
services.

I have no idea how much something like this would cost. It is quite
possible my ignorance is going to receive a wake up call and learn
that I cannot afford the project. I am open to "Flask Heavy Weights"
getting involved for a "commercial share" in any success of the site.


...the more I try and lay out my thinking the more I see it's a rather
ambitious project :)  anyway...anyone who is interested, please feel free
to drop me a direct email.


Thanks
Bruce

Re: [flask] Commercial Flask project

From:
Mark Grey
Date:
2013-03-19 @ 14:27
I'm not certain what the mailing list policy is regarding soliciting for
potential commercial work, but in an effort to be constructive I think its
best for you to be aware that it's uncommon for most developers to take on
projects of the size you're describing (high availability, dba,
multilingual via Flask-Babel, etc) for equity alone.  These projects are
typically completed either by dedicated teams if there is sufficient up
front capital or by third-party development firms with fixed deliverable
agreements.

You might want to check out incubator sites like builditwith.me in an
effort to find developers with the available time/willingness to work for
equity.  Mailing lists like this are more commonly used for development and
implementation questions, I think.

Best of luck with your project!



On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 9:15 AM, bruce bushby <bruce.bushby@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi
>
> I hope requests for commercial work don't break any list rules....if they
> do then please forgive/ignore this email.
>
> I've been meaning to write a larger flask application but have finally
> accepted I'll never get around to it, so rather then
> shelve the idea, I thought I would first look into what it would cost to
> out source the work.
>
> Quick summary:
> I want to copy "autotrader.co.uk". I'm not after an exact copy....but the
> purpose of the application
> would be the same and would at least provide "as a minimum" what
> autotrader provides.
>
> For this project I have purchased the domain name "autobay.com"  The
> domain will be used for all countries but will redirect  (uses maxmind
> geoip) to
> <country_prefix>.autobay.com and provide the same website but with local
> content/language. Website translation would be handled
> by something like babelfish. Framework would be something like Fedora,
> nginx, gevent, Flask and PostgreSQL.
>
> The idea is all rough scribble at the moment, but I'm hoping one day it'll
> offer free "used vehicle/asset" adverts for all countries and maybe go so
> far
> as to offer "webspace/webshop" for anyone selling/servicing anything in
> the "auto" industry.
>
> Revenues would maybe come from a small selection of adverts and other
> services.
>
> I have no idea how much something like this would cost. It is quite
> possible my ignorance is going to receive a wake up call and learn
> that I cannot afford the project. I am open to "Flask Heavy Weights"
> getting involved for a "commercial share" in any success of the site.
>
>
> ...the more I try and lay out my thinking the more I see it's a rather
> ambitious project :)  anyway...anyone who is interested, please feel free
> to drop me a direct email.
>
>
> Thanks
> Bruce
>
>
>
>
>