[Plone-conference] Why nuke the 2014 site?

Fulvio Casali fulviocasali at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 18:31:49 UTC 2015

Just putting this idea out there:  what if there was a new persistent team,
the "ploneconf website development and infrastructure team"?
The idea would be to take the ploneconf website responsibility out of the
actual conference hosts' hands, which would be one less thing the
organizers would have to worry about.  The conference hosts would just
provide a theme for the year (or leave it up to the hypothetical new
team).  This new team would have latitude to decide which features the site
would have, based on requests and feedback received every year.  They would
also be free to decide how and what to archive after each conference.

I realize an idea is only worth as much as finding people to put in the
work, but I was wondering what others think.

On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 2:38 AM Maik Derstappen <md-lists at derico.de> wrote:

> Am 16.09.2015 um 21:54 schrieb Paul Roeland:
> > **note**
> > this is not in any way related to me being on the board, this is
> > strictly speaking as an overworked (and underpaid ;-) sysadmin
> > *******
> >
> > The good thing about a flat mirror is that it's "set it and forget it".
> > Keeping possibly 10+ year sites up just for archival purposes has major
> > issues like "who is doing security upgrades", and conference sites will
> > also have integrations with for instance ticket sellers & payment
> > providers that may have gone out of business or changed their API
> > dramatically.
> >
> > So, my plea would be for sensible solutions, but be very aware of the
> > ever-changing nature of the Web. Maintaining old sites over a lengthy
> > period of time is *not* free in terms of TLC. They quickly become an
> > attack vector.
> >
> > So, my preference (again purely from sysadmin standpoint) is flat-mirror.
> >
> +1
> a flat-mirror with the schedule, slides and links to the recorded talks
> should be enough.
> All other ways makes much more work with small benefit.
> Even if we cannot just grab the existing stuff to have the static
> mirror, it it worth the effort to complete the static site for a useful
> conference report.
> This could be done, when the conference team rewrite the conference
> website anyway to transform it into a conference report with all the
> stuff coming out.
> So i would recommend to define rules for this for future conferences
> (Transform the site into a report and make it available as static website).
> cheers Maik
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