Fwd: [Lf-announce] NEW Linux Foundation Corporate Site - BETA!

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Fri Feb 13 16:11:58 EET 2009

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! To LF vohthaei energa thn koinothta kai tous developers toso me
workshops kai summits oso kai me eishthria klp...


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From: Dan Lopez <dlopez at linuxfoundation.org>
Date: 2009/2/10
Subject: [Lf-announce] NEW Linux Foundation Corporate Site - BETA!
To: lf-announce at linuxfoundation.org

Hello Linux Foundation Community,

In February 2009, the Linux Foundation (LF) will release to the public
a new beta content management system that will support improved
publishing, membership acquisition, workgroup management, and content
management using the open source Drupal 6 as our Content Management
System (CMS) of choice.  The goal of the implementation is to develop
a long-term comprehensive CMS solution that will support the growth
and sustainability of the foundation's goals, strategies, and growth.
The new system will integrate with other LF workgroup and publishing

The intention of this communication is that no stakeholder in the new
CMS implementation process be surprised by the content of the beta
system, or by the identification of the alternative legacy data that
resides in the Wiki. This will be achieved through a multi-step
release strategy in which the release process is conducted in a manner
that stakeholders have input, and ample time to migrate their
respective information into the new system.

The advantage of this approach is that all stakeholders will have an
opportunity to make their data up-to-date and only migrate what is
relavant and known during the process. The LF web team will assist and
provide technical know-how, training , and support as necessary for
the stakeholder to input their workgroup information prior to the
public release of the new site, and thereafter. A disadvantage of this
approach, however, lies in the possibility that stakeholders may or
may not have their entire documentation migrated to the new site prior
to launch. The LF web team is aware of this issue, and therefore will
keep the old MediaWiki site and data up and accessible by web browsing
and search as long as possible to support workgroup migration to the
new CMS. Unfortunately, some URLs will change as a result of migration
to the new system.

New CMS Benefits!

 Implement robust content management system
 Focus on branding, usability, and SEO of content
 Replace one-off home grown templates and disparate websites wherever possible
 Workgroups have better control of content, and access to content
 Make it easier for the Linux community to use/reuse the Linux
Foundation content

What now?

The web team is readying Phase 1 roll out of the beta site for
February 4, 2009 through February 12, 2009
Contact Dan Lopez (dlopez at linuxfoundation.org) or Craig Ross
(ccr at linuxfoundation.org) to acknowledge and coordinate migration
action items for respective content
Review current content for your workgroup on the new beta site
Attend training for the new system on Monday February 16, 2009 at
1:00PM (Pacific Time, -0800 GMT) Conference Dial-in Number: (712)
432-0600  Participant Access Code: 596938#

Action Items:
1. Please migrate your existing content from the existing LF site to
http://beta.linuxfoundation.org by February 6, 2009, if you have not
done so already. If you have questions about this process, please
contact us at webteam at linuxfoundation.org or you can ask you questions
during the Q&A period of the training call. It's important that
content that the public should easily be able to navigate be moved. If
you have content that is not up to date, you can simply leave on
MediaWiki site and the LF will continue to maintain it at
http://wiki.linuxfoundation.org after the beta period has ended.
Please do not create new content on the old site.

2. If you are a workgroup lead, please create a group, invite people,
and start building your community on the new site. To coordinate group
creation please contact David Ames (david at linuxfoundation.org). If you
do not do this in a timely fashion your workgroup may not make it to
the launch of the site and will have to go up after the site has

3. Any new content you'd like to create for your workgroup should be
created in the new beta site after February 4, 2009. If you need
assistance in getting content created prior to receiving training,
please contact Dan (dlopez at linuxfoundation.org) or Craig
(ccr at linuxfoundation.org).

Your existing LF accounts will work in the new system. You will also
be able to login to your MediaWiki account with the same account to
retrieve other information that you may have stored there.

4. A training session for all interested parties on the new site will
be held on Monday February 16, 2009 at 1:00pm-2:00pm PST. For
questions or feedback on the site, please email
webteam at linuxfoundation.org. Training is not mandatory but is highly

Phase I - Process Steps to Rollout Summary

 Implement Drupal CMS
 Content migration - first pass
 Delegate content authors and owners to LF workgroups
 Workgroups to schedule training with web team
 Workgroup content migration - second pass

Delegation of Ownership

 Workgroup ownership of content
 Web team ownership of CMS system administration and support
 Web team ownership of branding, look and feel, and implementation
 Workgroups to coordinate with web team about proper permissions and
roles per workgroup

Go Live!

Deadline for completion of content migration Phase 1 is February 6 2009
Old site will remain up throughout this process, and old data will be available
Flip the switch on February 2-12 2009 with public PR campaigns
announcing the new site following week
All new content should be created in the new public beta release of
the Drupal CMS system at http://beta.linuxfoundation.org February 16,
2009 onward until we switch over to http://www.linuxfoundation.org
after the beta period has ended. By March 1 2009 the LF media wiki
site will no longer be write accessible, so it's imperative that you
create a workgroup account on the new site if you wish to create
content on LF web properties.

For questions, comments, or suggestions please contact:

Amanda McPherson - amanda at linuxfoundation.org

Dan Lopez - dlopez at linuxfoundation.org

Best Regards,

Dan Lopez
Web Development Manager
The Linux Foundation
1796 18th Street, Suite C
San Francisco, CA 94107

+1 703.926.4840
skype: danlopez00
gtalk: danlopez00 at gmail.com

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