Bringing Turnkey Linux to Marketplace - what would be required?
I’m an avid Turnkey Linux user (“TKL” - https://TurnkeyLinux.org; I have no affiliation with TKL, and I do not represent them - I’m just a big fan). For those not familiar, TKL provides 100+ pre-configured VM stacks built on Debian. Their images are available in many forms:
- AWS Marketplace
- Turnkey Hub (custom, simplified web UI for deploying/managing TKL images on AWS)
My support of AWS has waned this past year with each new big tech scandal, and I have considered migrating to DigitalOcean. However, the convenience of easily deploying TKL images is something I have really come to appreciate. While The DigitalOcean Marketplace does have a fair number of One-Click Apps, there are many offered by TKL which are missing.
I’ve known one of their developers for many years, and I asked him if the TKL team had any interest in bringing their images to DigitalOcean. As you can imagine, his response was basically, “Yes,” but the obvious constraint is time and resources. He did say he would give it a look after completing their upgrade to Debian 10, but I imagine he and the team could use a little help.
All that said, what would be required to bring TKL to the DigitalOcean Marketplace? I think it would be beneficial for both organizations. Since DigitalOcean is tends to be more developer-oriented than other cloud providers, expanding the Marketplace to include a wider range of images by leveraging TKL would increase the appeal of DigitalOcean as a hosting provider. Anecdotally, it would certainly get me to move my images, at least. :-)
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