So, at the meeting today we talked a bit about productive ways to distil
the opinion of a technical constituency into a recommendation suitable
for submission to those who Shake and also Move. I don't really have any
interest in leading this parade: I'm a poor spokesman for the topic.
But I wanted to start a ball rolling hot on the heels of the meeting.
I made reference to a previous collection of strong opinion, about a
mooted change of our domain from 'ufl.edu' to 'uf.edu'. I started
stirring that discussion here:
and the series of collaborative editing exercises eventually resulted in
the statement still recorded here:
This in turn was integrated into a document which, IIRC, Webadmin
funnelled to those who could benefit from the perspective.
I submit these as background for a possible discussion of how we (and by
'we' I mean 'you', as my WP clue could fit into a very small thimble)
might distil various opinions about WP as a CMS into a state suitable
for similar introduction.
Though I don't feel competent to contribute to the technical discussion
of WP's merits, I do have a few concrete suggestions about how those
discussions might be made:
+ We have a WordPress page on the wiki:
It might be worthwhile for those of you using WP to add yourselves to
+ We (now) have a brand new WordPress advocacy page which some loudmouth
stuck up on the Wiki
I've thrown up a bunch of points which I heard go by at the meeting.
None of them have the depth and substance that is necessary, but they're
About the only point on which I can contribute is the question of open
source; it's clear to me that UF could become a serious source of WP
clue, and contribute back to the larger community in this way. That's
got its own PR advantages. But that point, too, is just short of
I encourage anyone who feels like to to add stuff.
- Allen S. Rout