COVID-19 sucks!

This is just insane how ill prepared most of our government and the corporate world is here in the US. Bill Gates warned you, as well as many others in the world of health and science. Anyway, if you need to move workers offsite to work from home but cannot afford to just buy all the services and software you’ll need maybe this list will help?

Open VPN

OpenVPN provides flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications, whether it’s for Internet privacy, remote access for employees, securing IoT, or for networking Cloud data centers. Our VPN Server software solution can be deployed on-premises using standard servers or virtual appliances, or on the cloud

Mattermost: Collab. and Communication

Mattermost is a flexible, open source messaging platform
that enables secure team collaboration.

Moodle: Classroom and teaching.

Moodle is the world’s most popular learning management system. Start creating your online learning site in minutes!

Concrete5: Content management

Need a website to keep customers and/or employees in the loop? Also see WordPress or Drupal.


Valentina is an open source pattern drafting software tool, designed to be the foundation of a new stack of open source tools to remake the garment industry. Want to create mask or gown patterns to assist the medical and health care workers? Maybe this can? help?

Where to host some of these services? I trust and use Dreamhost. No, I am not an affiliate or payed representative for DreamHost. I have used them since 2002 and never had issues, no hidden costs, no BS.

Be safe, people!