I'm trying to put a group together for a side project. No expected gain from it.
I have a dedicated linux server at my house for it. Right now I have gentoo on it, but I can do a different distro... not that it matters 'that' much to the dev team. The system scripts will be in perl/bash anyway.
We'll be using (probably) apache, node, jquery, mysql. Not opposed to php and/or python if we get people who want to use that (I don't know python yet though >,<). I'd like to use mongo but if that is going to happen I'd need someone more familiar with it, otherwise I'm going with mysql
Some of the things we'll be making from scratch:
On site IM and mail/messaging.
Blog and forums
chat server for chat rooms
We havent ruled out any technologies yet. So far it is just me and one other person. (neither of us are designers). We just want a fun project where we get full control. If you are interested and want another tech, we are open to that.