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

joel sachs jsachs at csee.umbc.edu
Mon Sep 29 15:29:40 CEST 2014

There seems to be support for using GitHub for the standards themselves. 
Other content could easily be supported via a MediaWiki installation. I 
don't undertsand why we would want to continue with Typo3 - are there 


On Mon, 22 Sep 2014, Dave Vieglais wrote:

> 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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