[tei-council] Piwik at Sourceforge

Piotr Bański bansp at o2.pl
Wed Mar 23 12:49:14 EDT 2011

Hi Martin,

Sorry about the lingo, I wasn't very awake then yet.

I meant running Piwik on the Sourceforge platform. It has an opt-in
system for "hosted applications", such as mediawiki, phpBB, and lots of
other nifty stuff. It's all free.

Here's a page on them:




On 23.03.2011 17:13, Martin Holmes wrote:
> Hi there,
> We use Urchin at UVic, and looking at Piwik, it seems at least as 
> powerful; it offers a wider range of formats in which to download data 
> than Urchin does.
> I'm not sure what "hosted app" means here -- are we talking about paying 
> for a hosting service to run the Piwik MySQL? I think if it's not 
> running on our own server, then lots of people will block it (as I block 
> Google Analytics -- I don't like JavaScript running from some site 
> external to the one I'm browsing). Would we have the capability to run 
> Piwik on tei-c.org?
> Cheers,
> Martin
> On 11-03-23 05:03 AM, Piotr Bański wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Please have a look at Peter Stadler's suggestion of going more in the
>> direction of open source, as far as the choice of statistics-related
>> packages is concerned, rather than relying on Google Analytics (which I
>> always keep blocked in my browsers, btw.).
>> http://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/Talk:Statistics
>> Piwik can be opened as a Hosted App, I did that in all my Sourceforge
>> projects, and while I'm not a particular Peeker, I do peek there from
>> time to time and find Piwik incredibly clever and versatile, worth
>> supporting by all means.
>> And it's a long shot, but if someone wanted to use the actual data from
>> Piwik in their projects, a TEI export plugin is a possibility.
>> (But the short-term suggestion is trivial: open Piwik as a Hosted App at
>> SF, and make it readable to the public, so that people can see what it
>> looks like and decide if they want to adopt it for their TEI-based
>> projects rather than Google Analytics.)
>>    Piotr
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