[Webcom] Introduction

Wolf Bergenheim wolf+grass at bergenheim.net
Wed Oct 17 17:19:55 EDT 2007

Hi Tyler,

Replying inline

On 17.10.2007 18:52, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> 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.

Eventually I might also offer my time to help out in the SAC, but
firstly I'd like to be able to contribute my time to get the website up
and running smoothly. I guess I might not need that shell account as
long as I can bug you to download and install modules ;) But I think
I'll still need admin access on the site itself.

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

That is great to hear. The first thing I'd like to help with is the
issue with having the news and spotlights side-by-side.


> Tyler
> 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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