Federated Social Web

This group should probably have more organizers. See documentation on this recommendation.

The Federated Social Web is taking shape as people and organisations coalesce around standards (e.g. OStatus) and provide implementations of those standards. The are several efforts under way within the Drupal community to bring these technologies to the platform. The aim of this group is to provide a place where progress on work can be reported, ideas discussed and efforts co-ordinated.

dahacouk's picture

Drupal 8 social network integration rewritten (thanks Google)

Drupal 8 social network integration and functionality is being rewritten and harmonised thanks to Google grant. Expect more unified social network user interaction and config management.

Tomorrow's (Wednesday's) Drupal Social API call (Hangout On Air) 3pm CEST 27 July 2016. Join at
We'll post exact invite code just before 3pm CEST. Be ready for it – headsets recommended.

To be included in future weekly calls follow
and join

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dahacouk's picture

Importing Facebook groups wholesale into Drupal Organic Groups?

I'm wondering if anyone has done any work on importing Facebook groups wholesale into Drupal Organic Groups? I know we can export all the data from a Facebook group using the Facebook API. I guess the main task is to how to map Facebook comments (with revisions?), users, events and pages to a local Drupal instance. I guess make placeholders for these Facebook objects and allow these to be acquired retrospectively? Any ideas? Any projects with similar aims?

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niccolox's picture

Big Data Drupal with Cloudera, Hadoop, MapReduce, Nutch and Solr

thanks to the recent work of the Solr Nutch sandbox project I've managed to get Nutch 1.6 jobs to run on a Cloudera CDH3 4 node cluster sending results to Solr 3.6.2 (hosted within Tomcat on Aegir BOA) and then integrated into the Apache Solr 7.1.1 module (not the dev) into search results and Apache Solr Views

I must say, I am pretty excited about Hadoop / Cloudera running Nutch and Solr and integrating with Drupal

for anyone interested in setting up a Cloudera cluster I recommend masterschema (centos) and Gregory Grubbs on YouTube (debian)

I'll post some notes etc ASAP

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Quy Ho's picture

Recruit Drupal Technical Architect/Solution Architect/Senior Drupal Developer

2013-02-01 (All day) - 2013-05-31 (All day) UTC
Event type: 
User group meeting

We are recruiting "Drupal Technical Architect/Solution Architect/Senior Drupal Developer". Very high salary.

The working location is at e-town, Ho Chi Minh City. However, this position is also open for foreigner candidates or Vietnamese candidates from the North or Central of Vietnam (We offer a relocation allowance up to $5,000).

• At least 6 years of experience in PHP and working at least 2 years in Drupal 7.
• Very strong in Drupal development. Deeply understanding best practices and the Drupal architecture.

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dahacouk's picture

Abstracting Social Networking functionality in Drupal

2012-06-15 10:30 - 2012-06-17 15:00 Europe/Madrid
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The Abstracting Social Networking functionality in Drupal sprint will run at Drupal Developer Days Barcelona 2012. The main sprint day will be Friday 15th June 2012 from 10:30 in the morning. We will also have access to dedicated sprint space on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th if we wish to continue. Win a free ticket (see Abstracting Social Networking functionality in Drupal for details).

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Drupal Social Initiative (Social API)


  • The goal of the Drupal Social Initiative (Social API) is to harmonise Social Networking functionality in Drupal; provide more functionality to end-users; provide easier site creation and configuration to site administrators and developers; and enable easier module maintenance for developers.
  • Add more ideas...


  • Provide a common interface to access common functions across multiple social networks. Making it easier for:
  • Developers to create and maintain social network integration modules.
  • Site builders to utilise social network integration modules that harmoniously work together.
  • Users to access social networks functionality.
  • Let's work on clarifying these objectives over the next few weeks leading up to the Abstracting Social Networking functionality in Drupal sprint.
  • There are numerous modules for Drupal social networking integration.
  • Connecting with other networks
  • Pulling in content
  • Pushing out content
  • What else?
    Abstracting Social Networking functionality in Drupal stack
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mlncn's picture

Tools to Help Coordinate and Fund Community Initiatives: The Snowball Code Sprint

2011-11-11 10:00 - 2011-11-13 20:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Thanks to the leadership of Allie Micka and R.J. Steinert, the Snowball initiative to provide tools for coordinating and funding Drupal initiatives is coming to the Boston area this long weekend for its first code sprint.

We will focus on building a working alpha so we have something real to share for feedback, to refine, and to build process, message, and governance around.

We'll be working on Friday November 11th, Saturday the 12th, and Sunday the 13th starting at 10am on Friday and no later than that on the weekend days in Somerville, Massachusetts.

If you can dive into helping build this, contact rjstatic or contact mlncn for directions to the venue.

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markwk's picture

OpenID Single Sign On

I'm currently using the OpenID Single Sign On with provider and client and with modules for syncing user profiles. Here's a patch I submitted to sync user profile pictures: http://drupal.org/node/1196160#comment-5003986. I think overall this solution works quite well, though could still use some work.

What sort of issues are people having / working on?

A couple issues I'm working on:

Syncing User Membership across sites
1.) how to sync both the creation and updating of group nodes (since my sites are using modified Atrium sites) between the hub and subsites and

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elf-pavlik's picture

Drupal City Berlin 2011 - Federated Social Web (session)


I just got confirmation that session 'Federated Social Web on Drupal' got accepted for Drupal City Berlin, which happens on Sep 17-18

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darrenmothersele's picture

Drupalcon London Federated Social Web BoF

I've proposed a BoF on this for Drupalcon London...


See you there!

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elf-pavlik's picture


our group has feed included in:

we have just launched, you can find there link to its sources list and git repository in case you would like to contribute, for making custom theme we wait for foafpress dev to finish support for custom styles and templates...

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Anonymous's picture

Created an IRC channel for our group.

Created a new channel on IRC called drupal-ostatus for discussing ..

Best, Paul

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lelizondo's picture

OpenID Single Signon, Provider and Client

We've been discussing several solutions for the Single Signon problem in Drupal, and got to the conclusion that this is a really confusing topic and that there are several projects trying to achieve this goal in multiple ways, some of them work, some of them not quite.

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20110605 Federated Social Web Group Meeting Notes

We had a meeting of Drupalers at the Federated Social Web Summit 2011, with voxpelli, dahacouk, quiron and myself. I posted the following comment to the Federated Social Web Drupal task force but maybe it will find more eyes here.

Here are the notes from our discussion about OStatus implementation for Drupal. Any comments would be most welcome.

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hmdnawaz's picture

How can I apply the maxlength module functionality to custom form fields?

I have installed Maxlength module but it only works for the cck fields.
I have a custom form field textarea and I want to implement the Maxlength module functionality to this textarea so that I can limit its characters and also display the countdown remaining characters in the textarea. Any one who has some idea about this?

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dahacouk's picture

Federated Social Web Summit 2011

2011-06-03 15:30 - 2011-06-05 15:00 Europe/Berlin
Event type: 
Related event (ie. not Drupal specific)

I would like to invite you to join us for the upcoming Federated Social Web Summit 2011 - June 3-5 20 in Berlin

Goals and Scope: This workshop intends to bring together communities building federated social networking code-bases with those involved in privacy and identity. It will be the second conference, following up on the original Federated Social Web Summit in Portland in 2010, but now with a focus on privacy protection in the social web and the cloud. As it is a W3C Workshop, it will have one day for position papers and discussion. To continue the tradition of the Federated Social Web Summit in Portland in 2010 and attract more developers, the summit will also have a open-space, including opportunities for collaborative coding and open talks, for an entire day. [*]

And also consider joining W3C Federated Social Web Incubator Group (soon changing into community group)

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quiron's picture

Federated Social Web Drupal task force

Hi all,

some time ago we started talking at ostatus mailing list about the implementation in Drupal 1. As Walkah suggested, we need an implementation task force to get Ostatus and Federated Social Web full working on Drupal.

I think that we should begin organizing who are avaiable to work in it and analize and distribute the tasks.

what do you think about? let's go?

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zirafa's picture

Federated C.R.U.D. support in PuSH?

OStatus + PuSH seem like great tools to make RSS feeds more widely distributed and "real-time". However, it seems like if a user deletes or updates a post, PuSH subscribers should be notified of this change, which (correct me if I'm wrong) doesn't seem to be the case.

Does anyone know if PuSH supports delete and update pings to subscribers for previously pushed content?

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Federated Social Web Resources

This is a list of relevant resources for anyone looking to get a headstart into the what and why of the Federated Social Web. No need to provide a complete lists as there are other spaces that do that - most important part is to be complete with respect to Drupal-related projects.

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greggles's picture

good support for oauth in Drupal and Twitter

This seems like a great new group.

I think the members might be interested in an issue related to OAuth support in Drupal:


It could sure use a review/commit.

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