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Community forum hacked, again…

This is the 4th time that phpBB plus was hacked, I’ve liked a lot that forum but we can not check every single day if a new XSS o bug is discovered and if there is patch to download.

With the new releases also the update/patching process is begone long and boring.

Now I’m thinking to switch to another OOS forum, but I don’t know what, we don’t need a zillion features forum, we need something easy to manage, to use and to restore.

Any ideas?

GrUSP looking for a logo

the italian Group of Users and Developer for PHP (GrUSP) is looking for a new logo. The artist who’ll made it will have a free association subscription for one year. For more info take a look at the GrUSP wiki (in italian).


Non-Profit Organizations and Open Source: Penguin Day 2004

Yesterday I attended the first ever “Penguin Day” in Philadelphia. This one-day conference, piggy-backing on the larger NTEN Non-Profit Technology Conference, discussed issues (mostly) surrounding non-profit organizations’ use of open source software and the future of FOSS in the NPO world. One of our main mods developers was also on hand both to represent phpCollab at this conference and see how phpC might function better for non-traditional clients.

I think that the misconceptions and myths surrounding open source application development and the animosity directed at developers suprised us both a little. I did my best to dispel the stereotype that open source projects are a lot of low level pieces of software, like compilers, on which a few super geeks work in their spare time. And I believe that I received a positive response to my remarks on the nature of new open source business applications like phpCollab that have enterprise-level applicability and a higher degree of development team organization.

What I have taken away from the conference is that the number one reason that NPO’s have not widely adopted open source software is not because they do not understand technology but because we have not sufficiently evangelized open source to them and made the wide panoply of applications available in a transparent manner. Also, something I had not really considered much in the past, phpCollab has a use in the non-profit world and with some modifications, could work for many organizations doing significant projects that require management tracking, scheduling, and project collaboration.

Although the phpCollab team will be working on finishing and releasing 2.5, updating the documentation for the new release, and moving our forum and information to a new host in the next few weeks, I encourage those of you who do work for NPO/NGO’s to discuss how phpC can work in this arena. The alliance between NPO’s and open source is both natural and, I think, paramount for both sides of the equation.

If you are interested in this topic, please post your comments here.

For more information on the conference, see the official site.

Donations: Time or Money, We’ll Take It All!

Folks –

2.5 development is proceeding slowly but surely. To help us deliver this product as quickly as possible, please send us an email through php-collab.com and let us know if you can commit (and how much time) to getting 2.5 out the door.

If you cannot donate your time to this project, please consider donating through sourceforge donations. Donations will help us defray our hosting costs and will also go to the major developers and leaders of this project.

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