[Webcom] Introduction

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Wed Oct 17 11:52:19 EDT 2007

Hi Wolf,
Thank you for volunteering - It's always good to meet someone else  
with more Drupal experience.  We do have Drupal administration needs  
that you could probably help with.  A lot of these tasks end up  
overlapping with the Systems Admin. Committee but I think as long as  
you and I could work together, we can focus on the items that need  
particular help.  WebCom has tended to focus on web site content and  
simple tool development, whereas the Systems "SAC" group is  
responsible for underlying technologies.

I volunteer to work with Wolf to find some specific tasks to help with.


On 17-Oct-07, at 8:01 AM, Wolf Bergenheim wrote:

> Hello,
> My name is Wolf Bergenheim. I'm a GRASS developer with a background in
> systems administration and software development. Recently (2 years  
> ago)
> I have found the world of GIS, which allows me to combine my  
> passion for
> maps with my passion for opensource development.
> I have many years of experience with administering linux servers  
> (mostly
> running bind (nameserver), exim4 (smtp), dovecot(IMAP), mysql,
> postgreSQL (with postGIS), apache (1 and 2) and php sites. I started
> using Drupal some 4 years ago (yes before it was "hot").
> I think I'd be able to help out with the WbeCom with my skills and  
> would
> specifically like to help out administering the Drupal system. I  
> believe
> it could be done so that we could offer each project an easy (to deply
> for us admins) template (also for us) website, running in Drupal. In
> other words we could make a skeleton website which we could then  
> "copy"
> to the projects who want to share our server. Centralized accounts for
> all the sites would also be nice, and in fact Drupal has a system for
> doing this (or we could go ahead and use the LDAP solution).
> When I was volunteering for Linux-Aktivaattori, a FOSS promoting
> organization, we offered subdomains for our member projects, in a
> similar manner (but different CMS). The idea was that people had a
> signle log in to all websites they were members in.
> Additionally I'm very keen on starting to build a Geo-community of
> people interested in maps and other geosciences. A vivid community  
> which
> would be cross-project would in my mind further our cause of  
> opensource
> geoinformatics, in that we would have more cross-project  
> collaboration,
> and more of a sense of wholeness which I think would make it easier to
> sep into the wonderful world of OSGeo.
> --Wolf
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