[Webcom] Install: Moodle, journal, conference systems

Lorenzo Becchi lorenzo at ominiverdi.com
Mon Jul 30 04:11:29 EDT 2007

wow Tyler, you're becoming the perfect Web Master!

I have no practical experience with those three softwares you've listed 
but, after many years on web development, I think the principal you're 
presenting is a good one: every application to do its best.

If you need help to install, let me know...
hem, I'm going holidays in 2 days


Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> Hi everyone, I've been testing out a few different systems that 
> various committees, projects, etc. pointed me to and am ready to 
> install them on osgeo1.
> The applications in question are:
>  * Moodle: http://moodle.org/ - course management system for online 
> learning (for Edu Com), already in use by some EduCom curriculum 
> contributors, comes with good recommendation and familiarity by others.
>  * Open Conference System (OCS): http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/ (for 
> Conference Com), to improve committee level access for event planning, 
> session tracking, file management, maintaining a legacy of conference 
> information, etc.  To serve minimally as an easy way to handle 
> preliminary planning, hosting some files, etc.  Potentially as a 
> year-to-year system for tracking our main events.
>  * Open Journal System (OJS): http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ (for Journal 
> project), to improve the set up, review, creation, publication, 
> indexing, etc. of OSGeo Journal.  This is primarily a workflow 
> application that helps tie together various stages of journal 
> preparation.
> All of the above are stable, mature projects built using, in our case, 
> MySQL and PHP.  While it is theoretically possible to mirror their 
> functionality using custom Drupal development, I believe that is not 
> the best approach, nor feasible at this point in time.  There are 
> others I've talked to that have a similar set up as ours, Drupal, plus 
> these other apps, plus LDAP and mediawiki.
> They also all support LDAP.  There is also some work going on to 
> supply a php-based single-sign-on for these projects.  My experience 
> using them has also been positive - the systems are highly responsive, 
> easy to install and compact in size.  But the biggest impact will be 
> when it has made it easier for others in our community to maintain the 
> content in their systems.
> If anyone has any questions, concerns or issues they want to discuss 
> before I proceed on installation, please let me know.  I would like to 
> start this soon.
> Tyler
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