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The Joomla! Security Strike Team (JSST) has been informed of a critical security issue in the Joomla! core.
Since this is a very important security fix, please be prepared to update your Joomla! installations next Tuesday.
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I wanted to share the exciting news that Nasdaq Corporate Solutions has selected Drupal 8 as the basis for its next generation Investor Relations Website Platform. About 3,000 of the largest companies in the world use Nasdaq's Corporate Solutions for their investor relations websites. This includes 78 of the Nasdaq 100 Index companies and 63% of the Fortune 500 companies.
What is an IR website? It's a website where public companies share their most sensitive and critical news and information with their shareholders, institutional investors, the media and analysts. This includes everything from financial results to regulatory filings, press releases, and other company news. Examples of IR websites include http://investor.starbucks.com, http://investor.apple.com andhttp://ir.exxonmobil.com -- all three companies are listed on Nasdaq.
All IR websites are subject to strict compliance standards, and security and reliability are very important. Nasdaq's use of Drupal 8 is a fantastic testament for Drupal and Open Source. It will raise awareness about Drupal across financial institutions worldwide.
In their announcement, Nasdaq explained that all the publicly listed companies on Nasdaq are eligible to upgrade their sites to the next-gen model "beginning in 2017 using a variety of redesign options, all of which leverage Acquia and the Drupal 8 open source enterprise web content management (WCM) system."
It's exciting that 3,000 of the largest companies in the world, like Starbucks, Apple, Amazon, Google and ExxonMobil, are now eligible to start using Drupal 8 for some of their most critical websites.
Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community.
This month's update comes to you a couple weeks late, but only because we were on site at DrupalCon together with the community to move the project forward! DrupalCon Dublin was a great event, with the entire Drupal Association staff engaged to make DrupalCon the best place to develop your Drupal skills, learn what's coming for the project, and sprint on core and contrib. We are tremendously thankful to the community that joins us for DrupalCon, and to the incredible volunteers that help us put on the event. If you couldn't join us in person, you can still review the session recordings.
Now, on to the updates!Drupal.org updates New homepage
Certainly the most visible change to Drupal.org in September was the refresh of our home page. As the front door of our community home, the front page needs to be inviting to both existing community members, and people new to Drupal who are just beginning their adoption journey. The changes are more than aesthetic. We also put in place new editorial tools to give us greater flexibility with the front page itself, and with future landing pages that we hope to create in the same highly-designed, attractive style. In addition to these structural and editorial changes we made some content changes as well, cleaning up our news feed, and giving DrupalCon a new, more prominent position on the home page.
And there are more updates to come! Using the same editorial tools we'll soon be rolling out additional content for Drupal evaluators - promoting proven solutions built using Drupal in specific industries. Look forward to this in the coming months.Membership campaign
We used the same editorial tools that built the new homepage to build a landing page for our fall membership campaign. This campaign showcases how Drupal Association members make community cultivation grants possible - and the stories that those grants create.
These community stories run to the heart of our mission - enabling our global community build connections on the local level, and extending Drupal's reach across the world.Case studies on organization profiles
In September we also made a small but significant update to organization profiles. We've moved the often unwieldy index of people associated with an organization to a subpage, in order to make room for listing the case studies that an organization has created. We want to encourage Drupal organizations of all kinds to share their stories of success, especially around Drupal 8.
If your organization has never created a Drupal case study before, we have some materials to teach you how to create a case study on Drupal.org.Issue Credit Updates
The issue credit system has had a remarkable impact on the community. Being able to quantify the contribution of organizations to Drupal's codebase has lead to an unprecedented level of healthy competition between organizations who support the project—each trying to outdo the other with their contributions. It has been amazing to see how generous these organizations are, sponsoring the work of committed community contributors to advance the project.
To maintain this system in a healthy way, we need to monitor it carefully and make small adjustments to ensure that we're creating the right incentives for true contribution, and not a system to be gained for self-promotion. We've made a few small tweaks in september to reduce spurious re-opening of issues in order to 'reset the clock' on credits, and we have a few more fixes on the plate to keep this ecosystem healthy.
We're also looking to expand the kinds of activities that receive contribution credit - so look forward to further updates on that front in the coming months.Community Initiatives
Finally, here are some updates on our active community initiatives. Community initiatives are a collaboration; with dedicated community volunteers building improvements to Drupal.org with the architectural guidance and oversight of the Drupal Association engineering team.Documentation Migration
The migration of Drupal.org documentation to the new documentation content types is well under way. Tremendous thanks to tvn and eojthebrave for spearheading this effort and recruiting additional volunteers to help maintain the new documentation guides and move the community over into the new system.
We still need your help! We need community volunteers to take on small sub-sets of documentation to maintain, and make sure they're cleaned up post-migration.
If you don't want to commit to maintaining a guide, you can still help out by doing some of the pending tasks for any of the documentation pages.
Lastly, if any Drupal developers are interested in contributing code to the new documentation system to clean up a few minor bugs and features, please contact tvn.Drupal 8 User Guide
As outlined in our previous update, the Drupal 8 User guide is a special subset of documentation that's been produced in a highly curated, editorially controlled way - to create a guide to Drupal 8 that rivals the standards of an industry publication. All of the components needed to publish this guide to Drupal.org are now in place, so our final step will be to coordinate some last tweaks and bug fixes with jhodgdon, and then to begin linking it prominently on Drupal.org.Dreditor
In the weeks leading up to DrupalCon Dublin there was a small crisis in the contributor community. Because of changes in the browser add-on validation process, the incredibly valuable and popular Dreditor browser extension, first developed by sun, and currently maintained by markcarver, andcottser has reached its end of life—or has it?
After a tremendous outpouring from the community a new plan was made, and now Mark is working on porting the features of Dreditor directly to Drupal.org. Work is still ongoing, but as it proceeds, users will be able to optionally enable these features component by component on their user profiles.
As always, we’d like to say thanks to all the volunteers who work with us, and to the Drupal Association Supporters, who made it possible for us to work on these projects.
If you would like to support our work as an individual or an organization, consider becoming a member of the Drupal Association.Drupal.org
Basecamp is running a campaign asking people to pledge that they will limit their work to 40 hours a week and ask others in their organization to do the same. Those taking the pledge get to show off with a badge that says “Being tired isn’t a badge of honor.“ The idea that no one needs to be overworked is laudable, but their 40-hours-a-week-for-all approach to fixing this problem is something we wouldn’t recommend to anyone. Here’s why.
There is research that says many successful musicians and authors work in short, intense bursts of only four hours a day. At the same time, we also hear that the celebrated Indian prime minister Narendra Modi maintains an eighteen-hour workday. “He is up and running at 5:30 am,” says one of his ministers, “even after going to bed well after 1 a.m.” In spite of this, watch any video of him and you won’t find the faintest sign of stress or exhaustion. Since a successful business involves similarly diverse roles and personalities, having the same definition of overwork sweeping across all of them makes little sense.
The adage “people who do things that count do not stop to count them” is especially true in a world where the lines between work and play have become very thin. Here’s an example: I went to Twitter while on a break. I saw a #WorkCanWait badge on my stream. Reading further, I discovered something I fundamentally disagreed with and felt I needed to write about it. I discussed this with some folks over casual conversations. I dumped my ideas in a document, and revised them over the day. A colleague edited this and we arrived at the final draft. Can you tell me exactly where in this process my break ended and my work began? And more importantly, is it even worth measuring this?
When you take this pledge, you are in effect creating a policy. And this is something that Basecamp itself has referred to as “organizational scar tissue.” At Zoho, we avoid overwork not with a policy but by maintaining an informal culture that imparts a strong sense of freedom. The leadership makes it clear that what matters most is how employees perform and not how long they work or when they come and go. Even when they are at the office, no one is tied to their chairs. There are facilities for indoor and outdoor games. There are spaces all around where people sit together and talk. There is unrestricted wifi access. At a glance, it is difficult to say who is working and who is not.
We find that people use this freedom to figure out what works best for them. We recently conducted an internal cricket tournament where about half the company participated. And around the same time, we also pulled off a major launch.
Being tired isn’t a badge of honor. Neither is being nannied by an organization. If you want to wear a badge, wear one which says you’re bold and free!
Debate over censorship predate the emergence of online communities. They predate the internet. To get right down to it, they predate media in general. Your online community is no different and there will no doubt be times when it’s tempting to censor the group for the good of the whole. There will be times where this is appropriate, but as your community grows it’s also important to let it evolve on its own.Set the Standards Early
Just as children look to their parents and other adults in their lives for cues as to how to behave, your young community will do the same. The early days of your community are important to shaping the tone and direction that it will take.
Be proactive. Make sure that community guidelines are clearly communicated, and that that your members follow it. It’s important of setting the tone of your community early, and how your first 100 members will set the example for the next 1,000. As with children, the early days are important and it is far easier to let things get out of control than it is to get them back on track if they do. During this initial building period, you will want to be more vigilant over the direction the community is taking.Community Rules and Guidelines are Important
All communities have guidelines they expect to be followed and yours should be no different. Try taking a look at Plex or Penny Arcade and see their guidelines. Both sites do a good job of boiling down their guidelines into this: be safe, be respectful, be courteous.
Establishing community guidelines are important to:
- Set the standard that members are expected to adhere to
- Establish zero tolerance policies on volatile issues
- Have a reference when members do step out of line
We’ve previously spoken about the need to take a stand on certain issues. In certain cases, where vulgarity, hatred, or discrimination are present, there is a need to act swiftly and decisively. Recently, Airbnb responded to longstanding claims of discrimination within their community and have outlined plans to take corrective action. The words of CEO Brian Chesky echo the sentiments of many who participate in building online communities: that such actions have no place in our world and need to be dealt with swiftly.
It is also important to note, however, that passionate discourse, debate, and even fighting can have a place in community and in act may be vital to their success. Simply put, a boring community is rarely an active community, and the presence of differing viewpoints is part of what keeps a community vibrant and engaged.
Most individuals who leave a community do so because they are not being stimulated and the community is not serving their needs. They rarely leave because of an individual. As your community grows this will become even more true. One bad apple stands out less, and is not nearly as impactful, when your community has 1,000 members as opposed to 100.
It’s for this reason that monitoring and censoring your community is more important in the early days as previously discussed, rather than later on. At that point, the community has evolved to take its own shape and tone.Ways to Avoid Censoring Free Speech
In cases where outright censorship is not called for, there are other methods that community managers can use for moderating the flow of content.
- Peer Review Systems: Allow members of the community to police themselves and flag or vote on content that might be offensive or otherwise doesn’t serve the community well.
- One on One Moderation: Explaining to the offender why their content does not conform to the guidelines of the community.
- Restricted Access: Many community channels such as forums offer the ability to moderate a member’s access. Restricting post count, the ability to add links in their profile or posts, or having certain areas that are off limits to the general user can all help steer your community in the right direction. It is important that community members have the ability to achieve these levels and unlock these abilities, however the safeguards help ensure that the member has built up enough trust equity first and that their future actions will add, not detract, from the community as a whole.
Despite your best efforts, many users will undoubtedly cry “censorship police” at you on more than one occasion. As a community owner, your responsibility is always to the greater good of the community. Remember, it’s your decision to determine what’s acceptable and unacceptable behavior in your community. While the community will grow and take on characteristics you hadn’t anticipated or planned for, staying true to the fundamental goals of the community is important.
If that means having to censor your members from time to time, walk that line carefully but do not be afraid to do it when called for.(Visited 20 times, 20 visits today)
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