[SAC] Final sign-off items

Regina Obe lr at pcorp.us
Tue Jan 2 08:17:22 PST 2018





Alex and strk,


Have any further concerns?  Or can we just agree we are satisfied and move on to other things so board can push forward with final payment.






From: Jeffrey Lasut [mailto:j.lasut at getinteractive.nl] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 10:59 AM
To: Regina Obe <lr at pcorp.us>
Cc: System Administration Committee Discussion/OSGeo <sac at lists.osgeo.org>; Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [SAC] Final sign-off items


Hi Regina,


I'm just back from holiday.


I can confirm that we use Advanced Custom Fields PRO in the OSGeo website.

In the PRO version there are some additional features that we use for the OSGeo website. So currently the OSGeo website is relying on this plugin. 

The PRO licence is a onetime payment of $25,- for a lifetime licence, so I don't think it's worth the hassle of removing or switching.

In the contract there is mentioned we will be using some paid plugins, and Advanced Custom Fields PRO is one of them. There is no clause that says we can only use free plugins.


Let me know if you need anything else.



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On 21 December 2017 at 01:44, Regina Obe <lr at pcorp.us <mailto:lr at pcorp.us> > wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 03:18:21PM -0500, Regina Obe wrote:

> Is everyone in SAC content that GetInteractive fulfilled their part?

> I'm not content about relying on a proprietary wordpress plugin:

 >  - Advanced Custom Fields PRO

Whether or not you are we can get rid of it later.  I guess the only question for holding up closure of this contract is this question you pose

> Was there a clause in the contract about only using free software ?
I don't have contract in front of me, but I suspect not. Jody or Jeff you have the contract handy to confirm?
Even if it is not sure it's worth holding up since I believe GetInteractive has gone beyond the contract in other ways so to me sounds like a wash.

> You say it's obvious to you how it is used, can you explain that to others ? What would be lost by removing that plugin ?
If you look in wordpress admin -

You will see a section called Custom Fields -> Field Groups it shows all places where this plugin is used and rules under which it is active.
" just as description says allows addition of custom fields on various pages and controlled by various rules."

So first off, I think the Sponsors page might break.  We can test that out by deactivating the plugin.

>  Are there alternatives ?
> --strk;
There is ACF (non-Pro version)  which at least has a public github, but given no licensing info I can find, not sure what to make of the FOSSishness of it.
They at least accept pull requests.


What functionality we lose if we downgrade to Non-Pro that we are currently using I haven't investigated.  Perhaps GI knows off hand and can elaborate.

I suspect there are others but mapping Advanced Custom Fields metadata use might be trickier or perhaps not.

According to this post https://support.advancedcustomfields.com/forums/topic/exportingimporting-field-values-between-installations/
the fields are stored in table  wp_postmeta



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