[tdwg-tag] another poke about Audubon Core status

Dave Vieglais vieglais at ku.edu
Mon Sep 22 15:20:21 CEST 2014

Would a GitHub organization satisfy the requirements of the TDWG site?

- Dave V.

On 22 Sep 2014, at 8:46, Tim Robertson wrote:

> Hi Dan,
> Thanks for your offer.
> As far as I recall, the TDWG executive decided at the last meeting to 
> move onto a whole new platform and put contractor money aside to make 
> it happen.
> I’m reluctant to point you at the tangled mess of the current system 
> when I suspect it is to be replaced anyway.  It really is a convoluted 
> mess of Typo3 plugins, which try and keep a bunch of backend systems 
> in sync and dues to bugs in there it does not work as expected.  I 
> really don’t think it is something you want to get into, but I 
> sympathise that the TDWG site is broken and no-one is maintaining 
> it… a simpler vanilla CMS solution that even requires more manual 
> text editing etc. will be a far more manageable solution in my 
> opinion.
> @TDWG Executive folks - is it still the intention to contract out and 
> do a basic CMS site?
> If not, I’ll try and pull up the code but I’d need your approval 
> to get him a DB dump as it holds user credentials / subscriptions etc. 
> Please can you advise us?  Anything we can do to help?
> Thanks,
> Tim
> On 19 Sep 2014, at 23:05, Stoner, Dan <dstoner at acis.ufl.edu> wrote:
>> I see in the tdwg-tag mailing list archives that the status of the 
>> Audubon Core Standard has been discussed recently:
>> http://lists.tdwg.org/pipermail/tdwg-tag/2014-June/002558.html
>> So consider this another poke about getting the web site updated with 
>> the official status of the Standard.
>> If there is anything I can do to facilitate the web site update, 
>> please let me know (as in, I am volunteering to hack code or whatever 
>> is needed).
>> Thanks,
>> Dan Stoner
>> iDigBio / ACIS Laboratory
>> University of Florida
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