In the recent meeting with Oikos (OFN Portugal, smartfarmer project needs, and potential contribution), we have discussed whether we will have a Portuguese OFN instance or if we will start by joining Katuma.
The decision seems to go in the direction of starting with Katuma to save in terms of resources for creating/mantaining an instance but at the same time leaving that option open if things don’t go as needed in katuma. Possible reasons to go for a Portuguese instance in the near future are scale (PT load could be too much for katuma) and config (possible incompatibility in terms of general config for the two different countries, for example, taxes). This is a great opportunity to test the approach discussed wihtin the community called “single intance” where we have one instance serving several countries. Its main objective is exactly what we want to achieve here: drastically reduce the time and cost of starting/migrating food projects to ofn in countries whithout a dedicated ofn instance.
To get smartfarmer projects running on katuma we would like to change the about page in the portuguese version of katuma to point to a landing page to be created describing openfoodnetwork.pt and having openfoodnetwork.org.pt redirecting to it. Questions were raised about how oikos and smartfarmer can/should be mentioned in this landing page and how, or if it should/must be omitted. This is a topic people from other ofn instances can comment.
We can use this thread to discuss this topic (let me.know if you think this post should be somewhere else)