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antanas's picture

nice, i'm in :)

Paul Booker's picture

I would love to get on board with helping out as a drupal developer & systems administrator for

Paul Booker

jhibbets's picture
Open Source Sensei

Paul, this is great news. I've been trying to figure out the best to make the feedback visible and create a list of things to do to improve the site. The one catch is that we have support through Acquia on the site, which is great, but might limit some of the things we can do. Limits were meant to be broken though.

I'm definitely open to ideas and suggestions.

paulbooker's picture
Open Minded

Hi Jason,

Apologies for the late reply.

It would be great to open up site development to our community by

1. creating a tarball of all code that is static i.e dupal core & contributed modules
2. placing bespoke code into a version control system i.e glue modules & theme
3. providing a sanitized version of the database
4. keeping track of issues with a bug tracking system
5. providing a staged version of the site under an apache .HTACCESS directory

Paul Booker

Michael Maranda's picture

Since you recently interviewed Tim Rayner (Coalition of the Willing) I have been spending more time here, and I like what I am seeing. Under the Coalition banner we've been advancing a discussion on Open Stewardship, and I think is already modeling some important aspects of that approach. Keep up the good stewardship!

Ty Hallock's picture

Thank you for keeping the further developments of the site and community as open source as possible. I'm thrilled to be a part of the community and as an active reader I'm always looking for ways to get more involved. I hope to "give back" in the next couple of years by helping in some ways. So far its mostly been by promoting this site to friends and social media community.

So thanks again,

jhibbets's picture
Open Source Sensei


Thanks for your support. Every little bit helps, whether it's sharing a good article with a co-worker or just pointing friends to the site as a resource to understand how open source can be applied beyond technology.

And we are always open to new ideas for the site and content. Thanks for being part of the community.


erlend_sh's picture
Open Minded

I've got a couple nit-picks to discuss in here ;)

jhibbets's picture
Open Source Sensei

We like constructive feedback, so please let us know how we can make things better.

Marguerite Greene's picture

I want to continue to be kept informed in Red Hats efforts to spearhead opensource worldwide and to share these ideas in my community.