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Re: Beyond the wiki page: planning an International Community Portal


Hi Stef:

http://drupal.org/ might be a good choice for the "portal".  Here's a list
of Drupal users http://whousesdrupal.com/home

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 7:44 PM, Stefano Maffulli <stefano@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Hello folks,
> with the large growth of OpenStack internationally comes the need to
> have a better system to list the international resources for new users
> of OpenStack. At the moment we have a couple of wiki pages like
> http://wiki.openstack.org/OpenStackUserGroups, this list and the map on
> the /community page on openstack.org. All that content is available only
> in English. We need more.
> I would like to discuss the needs of the international community and get
> a new system in place in the next few weeks.
> Basic needs
>  • A directory of OpenStack user groups (OSUG) that is more flexible
> and appealing than a wiki page.
>  • A system to get in touch with members (all members or just the
> coordinators/leaders?) of the international communities.
> Features
>  • Register users using SSO
>    ∘ as a user I would like to be able to associate my profile from
> Launchpad, Linkedin or Google to the site
>  • Support content in multiple languages (switch list and automatic
> recognition via browser agent configuration)
>  • Support roles: managers of the groups can add resources, members can
> sign up as members, anonymous can read all content
>  • Show activity from all groups in my own language on the portal home page
>  • Directory of OSUGroups, with geographic representation
>    ∘ be able to view the groups on a chart
>    ∘ display also the full list of groups
>  • Manage content (pages) of generic interest
>    ∘ to host content like how to start a group, general, policies,
> trademark stuff, generic icons, etc
>  • Per each group,
>    ∘ allow users to add events, each group will expose its ical feed
>    ∘ show to list additional resources for the group: mailing lists,
> forums, wiki pages, home page, url of blogs,
>    ∘ import RSS feed from blogs to aggregate content on groups page
>    ∘ display photostreams from flickr and such on the home page
> Questions:
>  • is that all we need?
>  • do we want to host and provide web apps for any of the local groups
> (mlists, blog, forums, etc)?
>  • can we reuse code from Ubuntu Loco portal?
> https://code.launchpad.net/loco-team-portal The code is tightly
> integrated in Launchpad, local teams need to be created as Launchpad
> Teams, it uses Launchpad as OpenID provider (bugs included) but it's
> already there, it's a django app
>  • What other tools can we use for this and would you volunteer to
> manage such tool?
> I'm interested in your opinions.
> /stef
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