Plone Community Software Freedom Day 2008

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  • 1. Software freedom and Plone Aaron VanDerlip, Jazkarta.com Software Freedom Day September 20, 2008 Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617-517-4953
  • 2. What is Plone • content management system • flexible framework - Zope and Python • open source (GPL V2) and standards compliant • large developer community • IP and trademark overseen by foundation Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
  • 3. Plone and SFD • What does Plone have to do with Software Freedom Day? • Currently runs fsf.org • Plone and the community support the ideals of software freedom Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
  • 4. Software Freedom Day Vision “Our vision is to empower all people to freely connect, create and share in a digital world that is participatory, transparent, and sustainable.” http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/about Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
  • 5. Language support • There is a big world out there • It does not speak English necessarily • Work to allow your users to use their own language • This is a core value of the Plone community Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
  • 6. • The Plone interface has more than 35 translations • Plone was designed from the ground up for multilingual content management. It handles Chinese, Japanese, and even right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
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  • 10. Accessibility matters • There is a big world out there • It may not be like you • Work to support accessibility for your users • This is a core value of the Plone community Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
  • 11. • Plone meets or exceeds U.S. Government Section 508 and W3C's WAI-AA standards for sight and motor impaired individuals. • All Javascript usage comes with fallback modes that work in any web browser Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
  • 12. Community Plone has one of the largest open-source teams in the world, and is in the top 2% of all project teams on Ohloh, which lists most of the major open source projects in the world. Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
  • 13. Community • Over two hundred developers have committed to the core • The nonprofit, community-governed Plone Foundation owns and protects all intellectual property and trademarks. Plone also has legal backing from the Software Freedom Law Center. Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
  • 14. And we care Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
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  • 16. Plonistas come together for face time • Annual conference - Oct. ‘07 in Naples, Italy • Plone Symposiums, two in the US, many more world wide. • Sprints in Norway, Austria, San Francisco, New York, Holland, Vancouver, etc. Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
  • 17. Snow Sprint Egg, Austria Jan.27-Feb. 4 Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
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  • 21. Calendaring Sprint Software Freedom Burning Man HQ, San Francisco (Dec. 05) Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
  • 22. Plone conference Vienna Austria (Sept. 05) Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
  • 23. Castle Sprint, Austria Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
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  • 26. Plone conference 2004 Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) Vienna, Austria www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
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  • 28. As Developers we.. • build tools for us, they face inward • build tools for society, they face outward • Outward facing tools bring people into our community. Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617 517 4953
  • 29. Thanks! aaron (at) jazkarta.com www.jazkarta.com Software Freedom Day (9/20/08) www.jazkarta.com 617-517-4953