My name is Joe Meersman, I was hired on at the end of last year by the Open Media Foundation (OMF) in Denver to start work on a new incarnation of the Open Media Project (OMP). As many of you know, the history of the OMP is full of successes and failures. My ultimate goal with the Drupal 7 version, is to get rid of as many of the failures as we can, and make the things that worked well work better. Easier said than done, I know, but where would we be without the evolutionary process?Read more
There is a LOT of work being done with Open Media modules right now that is not being reflected on this list. On Drupal 7. A lot of things are in development, and I will only speak from my own experiences - but I'll post and hope others will add. Please correct any errors.
There really seem to be two aspects of the Open Media System that are being implemented concurrently.
1) Facility and Project Management through modules like MERCI and OM_Show.Read more
The Open Media Foundation seeks an experienced web developer with a commitment to using their skills to make the world a better place. This "Developer" position will serve a wide range of nonprofit clients with Drupal websites, including custom module development and implementation of existing Drupal tools. The primary "client" to be served by this position will be OMF's own Public Access TV station, Denver Open Media, updating and improving the suite of Drupal tools that power Denver's unique user-driven community TV stations.Read more
I am using MAMP and Acquia Dev Desktop Control Panel to manage and create websites locally (for clients).
We are establishing a new workflow/methodology in terms of how we launch our websites once they are completed. We would like to build everything locally, while synchronizing data on a hosting account (i.e. HostMonster.com, etc) if possible. How do we do that? (with the recommended workflow) Therefore, we can essentially launch everything on one command.
My question, that hopefully somebody can answer, what is the best way to accomplish this?Read more
My session is one of the finalists for FreePress.net's National Conference for Media Reform in Boston, but I need YOUR vote to help it make the final list.
The conference will focus on media reform, media policy and media activism, and will be an important opportunity to promote Drupal the Open Media Project, Open Source and Community Media to the many local and national attendees.
Please vote here: Open Sourcing Community Media - http://agenda.freepress.net/?i=63Read more
Documenting channelAustin's MERCI Implementation
NOTE: There has been ongoing debate as to the best location to post documentation (or even raw documentation as this is), and while www.openmediaproject.org was provisionally agreed upon as the best landing place for this, I feel that GDO OMP may be more accessible and definitely has a wider audience.Read more
Is there some overlap between Curriculum Mapping and Open Media Project's management of controlled metadata vocabularies?
As a part of the Curriculum and Training Group, we have a work group exploring possible solutions for mapping Drupal production roles / job functions to competencies and to learning content. The objective may ultimately be to build a new module that will allow for the easy collection of topics and sub-topics across all curriculum and learning content, as well as a mechanism for managing and distributing such records. (Curriculum and Training Group: http://groups.drupal.org/curriculum-and-training)Read more
I'm completing an evaluation of the two-year OMP Beta-Test for Knight.
I'd love any help reaching Lane or Kate, as I want to get some opinions from them and PetePO about the disturbing fact that half of the point-people designated to manage the OMP for the beta-test partners were let go (or quit) within a few months of the initial implementation.
I'd also very much like to hear from all the partners about any unanticipated challenges or benefits.
You can post them to comments below, or email me at Tony at Open Media Foundation Org.
Been discussing with Craig from Amherst, Daniel from Sweden, and Kevin from Denver, ways that help requests or questions could be captured for purposes of creating better documentation. Here is one idea that is pretty simple actually. We would have to set up and agree to some rules.
The first rule. If anyone has a help request or question about some aspect of Open Media Project implementation, whether on IRC, GDO, ichat, etc., that question or request needs to be routed to one central location.Read more
Now that the Open Media Foundation has completed, or is about to complete, its obligations for the Knight Foundation grant to develop the Open Media Project, and now that we are at the same level on the playing field, with no one entity carrying any more weight, or responsibility, than any other, perhaps it is time that we, as co-equals, embrace a federation model, or some other egalitarian approach, for the creation of an association of developers, implementers, and end-users of the Open Media tools, with a guiding principal of openness and transparency in all communication and deliberations.Read more