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Re: [Taler] Taler Tutorial for semiprofessionals?

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [Taler] Taler Tutorial for semiprofessionals?
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2023 23:27:10 +0100
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Dear Thomas,

I think the short answer is: we're continuously working on improving our documentation, but also on the software/scripting to make it easier to do such a setup. The latter takes longer but is usually better in the long run.

The same applies to the snack machine setup: we could explain how to get the HW to work today, but it has specific troubles and is not cheap. So instead, Andreas is working on creating new HW that would be cheaper *and* not have some of the issues we have seen. Once that works, well, then it should become much easier for others to reproduce the HW setup.

What will help most here would be feedback from people testing our tutorials/instructions. I expect that very soon we'll have a first "easy GNU Taler deployment" tutorial/script which we've been writing for https://Netzbon.ch/. Once that passes our own QA, it would be useful for others to try it out and give us feedback -- and that might just be (part of) the tutorial you've been asking for.

Happy hacking!


On 3/15/23 14:26, Thomas via Taler wrote:

I'm not a software developer, but following this list after the article about GNU Taler in CT (German computer journal).

May question is:
Could it be possible to make a tutorial for a little (but whole) example of "circulating money ecosystem" with Taler? What I mean. Since Covid a lot of people, groups got somehow acquainted with installing videoconference serves like BigBlueButton, Cloud administration, Nextcloud etc. And this kind of groups/people e.g. eco village communities etc. – as I think – could be interested in trying out Taler system with e.g. there own ideas and needs of money.

For example:
A vending machine running with Taler, would it be possible to produce something like a "step by step" tutorial? Which can be used by semipro administrators? I don’t mean focus on that level on security, the vending machine etc. But on a whole system. How the customer gets the "Taler" money, how to spend it, how it gets to the merchant... Or does it make no sense, because too complicated for semipro, too much hacking/maker skills required?

If its somehow realistic and if someone would like to do kind of tutorial for "semipro's", I would like to donate for that work. :))


Am 15.03.23 um 12:42 schrieb  Marc Stibane:

On 15.03.2023, at 12:13, Calvin Burns via Taler <taler@gnu.org> wrote:

What use is GNU Taler if it is just another tech make-up on
top of a corrupting and corrupt credit/ledger system?

GNU Taler is agnostic to such questions. You can use it with the current “FIAT” currencies where money is created by credit, or with crypto currencies where money is mined, or with YOUR money system where money always serves the people and not rich investors.
Please establish such a system and we will support it in GNU Taler.


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