[Evangelism] CMS exchange on EDUCAUSE Web Administrators list

Clark, Tom tomclark at shawu.edu
Thu Jan 7 16:38:54 UTC 2010


Plonefolk,

Some of you will know the EDUCAUSE organization that covers the higher education technology space.  I lurk on one of their lists, for 'Web Administrators.'  Someone is hosting a 'Drupal Bootcamp' and asked others on the list if they had any experience managing such an event.  

While no one said much about how to host the event, there were several quick replies about organizing a Drupal sub-community (including someone from my local, deep-pocketed alma mater and ex-employer; who also has an active Plone community--TriPZUG--which I participate in as I can).  

The exchange seemed like a missed opportunity or something and made me wonder if there more plans anything similar for Plone.  I recall a 'Plone4Ed' group, but it seems they never got past deciding on a name.  Please correct me if I'm wrong on that.

I work in higher ed and am actively trying to use Plone--love to know about others doing the same.  I have learned much from Penn State's WebLion stuff (many thanks for FSD!), but I'm thinking I'm need something more entry level.  I'm just learning to drive and their discussion is so much about repairing the Lexus.... : )

Any thoughts welcome.

TC

Tom Clark, MLS
Director, Wiggins Library
Shaw University Divinity School
919-716-5518
tomclark at shawu.edu

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From: Csaba Madar?sz <madarasz.csaba at gmail.com>
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Hi There,

I am Csaba, working with Balazs in Hungary, and have run into this question
at dowire.org.

I think, we can add plonegov, but do you have other thing in your mind to
share?
Let me know pls..

Cheers




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Date: 2010/1/6
Subject: [DW] Query - Are any government-focused open source consortiums
still operational?
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I am noticing an uptick in interest again in promoting open source for use
in government technology. This time more on economic reality grounds than
philosophical.

Are any government-oriented consortiums operational anywhere in the world?
This could be either government directly, universities working with
government, or technology vendors who serve government.

Also, is there a short list government technology vendors who use open
source tools actively? And finally is there a government website host that
provides cookie cutter websites built on an open source platform? (The kind
a small town might use for example.)

Reply to me directly - clift (at) e-democracy.org or publicly via the
Exchange: http://dowire.org/x

Steven Clift
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