It looks like they definitely can.
Great efforts! I look forward to seeing how their system fits together and to see them share the open-souced code, too - brilliant!
Kudos also to like-minded Sam Saffron, Jeff Atwood and team at Discourse who are offering free hosting for certain groups - of course I discovered this after configuring our servers!
They are also helping bring people together to assist in efforts to help, similar to what we’re trying to accomplish here.