[tdwg-tag] [tdwg] another poke about Audubon Core status

Kampmeier, Gail E gkamp at illinois.edu
Mon Sep 22 15:23:08 CEST 2014

Stan Blum is working with contractors on the new TDWG site.  --Gail

From: tdwg-bounces at lists.tdwg.org [tdwg-bounces at lists.tdwg.org] on behalf of Dave Vieglais [vieglais at ku.edu]
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2014 08:20
To: Tim Robertson
Cc: TDWG Content Mailing List; tdwg at lists.tdwg.org; tdwg-tag at lists.tdwg.org; Stoner,    Dan
Subject: Re: [tdwg] [tdwg-tag] another poke about Audubon Core status

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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