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Hi David, *,

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 12:01 AM, David Nelson <> wrote:

There is also the question of who would administer a Drupal site. I'm
not currently aware of any candidates with the right profile, unless
Christian was willing to do it.

I don't think the administration part would cause problems here, it's
true that drupal so far isn't my favourite, since I failed to see a
convincing UI back then when I evaluated different CMS, but this might
of course change, and when switching to drupal, I won't block the
efforts but try to assist the other admins during the move.

The code base behind the website is managed via a TDF-managed git
repository. You can't just tweak and edit files on the server.

This is true, although the git repo was setup to allow contributions
to the "not-managed in the user visible part of the CMS" by other
volunteers as well.

on pumbaa, the playground area, I do modify files on the installation
directly, but there I don't risk breaking the site for the end-users,
but just for myself :-)
When the changes are good (good enough :-), I'll push them to the
corresponding git repo and pull the changes to the live site.

The admin has to be someone known and trusted by TDF and Ooodevs De,
because he/she will have access to important project resources.

This is true - since administration requires shell access to the
production servers, and that is restricted of course. But again I
don't see this as a problem, the admin-team will help out no matter

Last but not least the switch will not be made over night anyway :-)
(and the good thing is we have pumbaa, a dedicated "for
testing/evaluation" server, where one can setup a VM and provide
access with less strict requirments
(silverstripe on pumbaa also runs in a VM)

In addition, before being adopted as LibO's new CMS, a
fully-operational, full-featured demo has to be offered for *thorough
prior evaluation*.

Yes, definitely.

It's not enough to be evangelizing Drupal and
saying it *can* do this and it *can* do that. It has to be proven and
concretely demonstrated that it's a superior choice and that TDF/LibO
really *needs* it. True meritocracy is supposed to be the driving
force behind this project.

Yes, exactly my POV as well :-)



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