The biggest issues pointed out by the community had to do with the tone of the language in the documents. Many pointed out that it did not match the values of our community. We took a closer look at organizations such as the Wikimedia Foundation and Mozilla, incorporating some of the approaches they took to make our terms a bit more human. We trimmed and shortened what we could. We clarified where things were ambiguous. The end result is much more in line with our community values.
Some examples of changes include the following:
- When possible, we changed the tone of both documents to make them more friendly.
- We removed capital letters and used other means to make specific parts of the document noticeable.
- We deleted a couple of references to collecting data that we do not actually collect.
- We clarified that we won’t block accounts “for any and no reason”, but only in cases of Terms of Service, Code of Conduct and Git access policy violations.
- We clarified active notification of users about material changes to policy. We will send an email at least 72 hours prior to changes going into effect. This will give users time to delete their accounts if they don’t want to accept new policies.
- We added contact info and updated all phone numbers, addresses etc. to be formatted according to international standards.
- We clarified that you don’t need to create an account to access the Website, just some parts of it.
- We clarified how to notify us in case of unauthorized access to user account.
- We clarified how long do we store data after it has been removed from user profile.
We did leave some things from the previous draft without major changes, such as bullet points under section C, for example. And we did it for a reason. One of our goals is to make Drupal.org a place where everyone feels comfortable. Additionally, we have to ensure that Drupal.org is protected if a legal issue does arise. Those bullet points are there not because we want to be able to police or censor the activity on the site. This language exists because it protects Drupal.org if one user takes issue with content from another user. We will still use the process outlined in the Drupal Code of Conduct to resolve any issues whenever we can.
With that in mind, please take a look at the latest drafts:
Thank you for all your help in building these documents.
eCommerce solution frameworks like Volusion, Bigcommerce, Magento, Shopify and custom sites built with Bespoke are a good way to begin the process of planning for eCommerce. But, no matter which framework or solution you choose, you will need to carefully plan the online store or shopping cart, using comprehensive information about your customers and prospects and their needs and demands.
One of the biggest trends from just the past few years can easily be summed up through the letters BYOD. Bring Your Own Device policies have been all the rage among companies looking to increase employee productivity while also saving on costs, and it’s a trend that doesn’t appear to be slowing down. According to Gartner, about half of companies will have some sort of BYOD program in place by the year 2017. But all is not sunshine and rainbows for the relatively popular BYOD movement. The issue of security continues to grow as IT departments struggle to keep up with the demands of an ever-evolving landscape of mobile devices and security threats. With this prevalent concern, an alternative strategy has popped up called COPE. Comparing the two reveals both strengths and weaknesses for the competing mobile device methods.
WordCamp San Francisco is the official annual WordPress conference, gathering the community every year since 2006. This is the time when Matt Mullenweg addresses the community in his annual State of the Word presentation – a recap of the year in WordPress and giving us a glimpse into its future.
This year the speaker lineup is stellar. There will be talks by three of the lead WordPress developers: Andrew Nacin, Helen Hou-Sandí, and Mark Jaquith. We’re also looking forward to speakers like Jenny Lawson, also known as The Bloggess, and Chris Lema. If you’re at all interested in the web, you will appreciate the appearance of Jeff Veen – one of the creators of Google Analytics and co-founder of Typekit.
Even though San Francisco is far far away for most of you, you can still be part of the fun and watch all presentations in real-time via livestream:
If you hurry, you can get one of the special livestream tickets, including a WordCamp San Francisco 2104 t-shirt. You can find all the technical details and start times at the WordCamp San Francisco website.
The Magento platform which delivers ecommerce solutions is a great choice for many reasons. One of them is a great bunch of functions and settings one can adjust its online store to. If you are new to Magento, you might come up with a number of questions. One of the most frequent ones is how to use product attribute sets properly.
In this article we will provide a detailed definition of what attribute sets are and how to use them with the maximum efficiency.
Cloud storage enables users to store data online. This makes data easily accessible for other users who have been given access to the files. Cloud storage reduces the need for expensive offline data storage devices and if done correctly, can save a lot of time as well as money.
But should you put all your eggs in one basket?
Ninety percent of consumers said they expect the customer experience to be consistent across channels and devices used to interact with brands this holiday shopping season, according to a new global study of more than 3,000 consumers by SDL. This is a growing expectation from shoppers, representing a 17 percent increase from what consumers reported last year.
Considering that half of holiday shoppers use their mobile devices to research possible gifts before purchasing them in-store and 6 in 10 holiday shoppers do at least some showrooming – going to stores to evaluate products but then purchasing online – brands should make it a priority that the customer experience is consistent across channels and devices, something many consumers have reported frustrations with.
Learning Light, the UK-based independent e-learning industry market analyst, has produced its own thorough analysis of learning management systems (LMSs) identifying its top performers.
Learning Light Director, David Patterson, said: “We’re aware that other organizations – notably Craig Weiss’ E-Learning 24/7 - publish lists of the top LMSs but our detailed analysis relates specifically to these LMS’s appropriateness for use by corporate training organizations and training departments in the UK. We’ve carried out this research in the light of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)’s statement that, from September 2014, Individual Learner Records for funded further education courses must show a minimum of ten per cent of individuals’ learning via materials delivered online.
“This is going to increase demand for LMSs in the UK – and, at present, there are some 600 LMSs from which to choose. We’ve based our analysis on the cost of ownership; features and functionalities; development pathway and future-proofing from a training industry perspective.”
While SquareSpace and Wordpress battle for the top spot, a new AI website design company could change the way we look at CMS all together.
Drupal.org will be affected by maintenance Thursday, October 23rd 14:00 PDT, 21:00 UTC.
An increase of the MySQL innodb_buffer_pool_size will cause a short downtime for Drupal.org while MySQL is restarted. We plan on a 30 minute window of potential instability, though the actual outage should be 5 minutes or less.
Please follow the @drupal_infra Twitter account for any issues encountered during the maintenance window.
Thanks for your patience!
Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Customer Experience, Employee Engagement and Market Research, announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Confirmit Horizons Version 18 as a 2014 TMC Labs Innovation Award winner presented by TMC’s CUSTOMER magazine.
You’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it’s set to completely transform the world. Some may view this as an exaggerated take, but there’s little question that companies across the globe are taking an intense interest in it. The central concept of the IoT features tiny sensors and other machines that are all connected to the internet, allowing them to communicate with people as well as each other. Some experts are predicting that by the year 2020, there could be as many as 20 to 30 million items that are part of the Internet of Things. While there is a lot of hype surrounding the IoT, what’s often lost in the discussion is how the individual will contribute to and be affected by it. In fact, as more focus is placed on people, it’s becoming clear that wearable technology will play a big role in driving the Internet of Things, turning the whole idea into the Internet of You.
This is the culmination of 18 months R&D and evolves the product beyond its web content management roots to a full digital engagement platform for higher education.
* Solution available in two editions: TERMINALFOUR Site Manager 8 and TERMINALFOUR Engage.edu
* 150 new feature enhancements and extensive re-architecture
* 55,000+ development hours into the TERMINALFOUR Digital Engagement Platform; 40% increase in R&D team
Drupal 7.32, a maintenance release which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, is now available for download. See the Drupal 7.32 release notes for further information.Download Drupal 7.32
Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in this release. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement.Security information
We have a security announcement mailing list and a history of all security advisories, as well as an RSS feed with the most recent security advisories. We strongly advise Drupal administrators to sign up for the list.
Drupal 7 and 6 include the built-in Update Status module (renamed to Update Manager in Drupal 7), which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.Bug reports
Drupal 7.32 was released in response to the discovery of critical security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisory:
To fix the security problem, please upgrade to Drupal 7.32.Known issues
None.Front page news: Planet DrupalDrupal version: Drupal 7.x
Businesses of all sizes have adopted mobile CRM for several important reasons, one of the most important being further promoting a mobile workforce. Many employees find themselves away from the office, which would normally lead to being disconnected from accessing important data, particularly for sales representatives.
Moxie Software recently unveiled a new mobile chat solution and their press relations folks have been in full gear briefing tech blogs on the benefits of the new software. That's alright because besides the marketing aspects they're also throwing some interesting information our way. A new study commissioned by the Moxie reveals 62% of survey participants expect live chat to be available on mobile devices, and 82% would use it. There are a lot of interesting stats in the study that impact the role live chat may have in the customer experience and surprisingly the numbers reveal chat may have more influence on sales than social media does.
We've received a copy of the study and once I've dissected the numbers better I'll post my thoughts and comments on this blog. Until then, here's one interesting part of the study, of those surveyed more men shop online than women. I'm not sure if this is true for my household, but where my wife is willing to shop online and offline I have to admit I prefer the online shopping experience over brick and mortar.
Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, is the first company to provide comprehensive optimization for 4K Ultra-HD video on mobile networks. It offers carriers up to five times more data savings compared to previous technologies. Openwave Mobility’s DynaMO, is now capable of optimizing High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to achieve optimum HD video playback on mobile devices.
The implementation of big data has proven to increase a company’s ROI by as much as ten to 20 percent depending on the metrics used. Productivity can also increase by five percent and lead to six percent higher profits than other competitors. Enterprises not using big data in their operations are missing out on the benefits that come from increased data gathering and analytics.
Please consider this your personal invitation to join us next week, Friday, the 17th of October, for our Business Pizza, Bugs, and Fun event. It's an all-day global event that's open to all virtual participants that are interested. There will also be local venues wherever they are organized. The key goal is to fix as many Joomla 3 and Joomla 2.5 bugs as possible before the next maintenance releases.
Friday October 17th
We've dubbed the event as a Business PBF, since it's on a weekday (Friday) and we'd like to get more businesses involved. Last year's event was a huge success and we'd love it if you join us for this year's. We've created badges that you can use on your sites to spread awareness of the event and get recognition for your participation. For more information, check out our landing page at http://developer.joomla.org/pbf.
SoftLanding® Systems, a division of UNICOM® Global, has released a new version of its IBM i performance monitoring solution that allows performance data to be removed from the IBM i server to release storage space and deliver cost savings. The new SUPERMON for iSeries software also saves time and processing costs by enabling reports to be run out of hours, without manual intervention.