...u need to address the site structure as well. This would also be done through mindmapping, and since I've
sourced most of the pieces to meet this need already, I should be able to provide a working pr...
Sunday, 31 May 2009
... your website. How can we do this? Our service and support is based on industry experience, not on crowd
sourced out sourced business intelligence. That means when you sign up, you get the influence a...
Monday, 18 May 2009
Yet again the Joomla project teams have dropped the ball regarding a cross site scripting exploit. Instead of dealing with the apparent zero-day nature of the hole, they have used their political stou
Saturday, 25 October 2008
...der to measure such things. Due to the way capitalism works, most departments end up in competition for re
sources out of the business budget. That competition for budget reduces the capacity for colla...
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
I've managed to get involved in the latest Barcamp incantation at Brisbane today, after helping co-ordinate the Joomla! Melbourne User Group and networking with Tequp, another unconference. Notes, pre
Saturday, 24 November 2007
... the development of independent publishing in general. The online space is driven primarily by open
source, open standard principles in order to build networks. These networks are not new. Thi...
Saturday, 15 September 2007
...community, as part of his statements from the official Joomla! blog: Within the context of Free and Open
Source Software projects, a community is another way of describing the collective body of indi...
Monday, 30 July 2007
...e as a copyright licence, but it is your choice not to use it as a contract. If you choose to use an open
source licence for your product for your clients, it's your choice as to which licence you use...
Monday, 16 July 2007
The aim of an open
source product is to allow certain freedoms for the end user or client. The aim of the open source community is to allow disemmination of those freedoms so others can be
Thursday, 12 July 2007
This is a very short, simple, right of reply to this developer post made by Louis Landry after I suggested that there was an organisational business plan in place concerning GPL compliance that resemb
Friday, 06 July 2007
...hat in terms of credibility and legitimacy. So that conspiracy theory dies hard. The only other potential
source would be a commercial company donating code into the project, but as far as I can tell,...
Tuesday, 03 July 2007
...are also part of the Joint Commercial Developers Alliance that services the Mambo, Joomla and Elixis open
source community. In the same way that everybody is different, all software developers
Saturday, 30 June 2007
...uld not need to adapt. The wider community is, of course, responsible for creating extensions, free, open
source extensions that work for Joomla! that are outside the realms of the GPL. The Core Team ...
Thursday, 28 June 2007
...ost important strength of the project is the volume of
third-party extensions – both commercial and open
source. On the flip
side, due to its absence of workflow and inability to define custom
Thursday, 21 June 2007
...ke a good long look at the esteemed, newly anointed Joomla! project manager, Johan Janssens, head of Open
Source Matter's legal department, started out with his freshly spun word of wisdom for the day...
Thursday, 14 June 2007
This is just a little update on the Joomla licencing discussions. I've managed to
source a revised copyright and licencing arrangement that supposedly supercedes all previous versions and it does ment
Wednesday, 13 June 2007
...edom of Information so that their privacy remains intact. As for the ongoing issue of commercial and open
source licencing for Joomla! and its extensions, I wait to see who stole the cheese. ...
Tuesday, 12 June 2007
...eekend to Brisbane and this happens. Whilst it may look like it's a fair right of reply from the official
source of all Joomla! sugary goodness, there's actually very little meat behind it as to the i...
Monday, 11 June 2007
...l developers by one of the project managers of Joomla!. So not all is well in the one of the leading open
source projects. There have been rumours of developer walk-outs and over a thousand posts on t...
Friday, 08 June 2007
...h daestrom, who posted on the Design and Accessibility forum, regarding the failure of Joomla! as an open
source CMS as given in review by Joe Clark. The second happened yesterday, with a stressed us...
Sunday, 29 April 2007
... and support the Joomla content management system across Melbourne. This project was done as a support re
source for the Joomla! Day in Melbourne, in early 2007, and has been readily gaining members a...
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
... bloggers and technically minded people, in a similar vein to Slashdot. Yet what does it mean for an open
source marketing strategy to hit the front page of Digg ? What exactly is being measured here ...
Friday, 13 April 2007
...tend editing capacity. Integration into Community Builder and JACL+, allowing a ubitiqious transfer of re
sources between XFN, CB and access rights Now this has taken a while to mature, but that's oka...
Tuesday, 13 March 2007
... McDonald (kenmcd on the Official J! forums) had taken over the development of Xaneon Extensions, an open
source SEF solution, during the tumultuous transition from Mambo to Joomla! as part of the com...
Friday, 23 February 2007
...o web standards compliance. As some or all of the software used in your website may be commercial closed
source, unless your organisation has openly adopted open source solutions, this is where you n...
Tuesday, 20 February 2007
... backend administration portal of Joomla! if this is not addressed correctly. I've seen commercial closed
source packages fail in this respect and it would be wise to keep frontend and backend URI man...
Tuesday, 20 February 2007
...tes are tested against industry best practice validators, screen reader technology and a gamut of other re
sources available at Absalom Media's disposal. Within our design studios, we also cater to a
Sunday, 18 February 2007
The continued lockout by the Mambo Foundation Inc., through Mambo Communities, of an open
source/GPL development account is a blight on the claims that Mambo is an open source architecture. In the la
Thursday, 08 December 2005
Over the last two years, Absalom Media has been developing GPL and other open
sourced licenced work on Mamboforge, the official Mambo development site of all Mambo related components, modules and temp
Tuesday, 06 December 2005
...ise to our clients for the break in transmission and support over the last few days. To those in the open
source web development world who use Absalom Media as their re source for all things design, ac...
Friday, 11 November 2005
According to the premier edition Mambo podcast, the CMS system was tested and validated into Spike
source. Now this might seem a good thing, but the more information gets published, the more confusing
Saturday, 22 October 2005
...ob is,uh, I'm a partner in a web design company called Water and Stone and we're focussed on open
source content management systems such as Mambo, and uh, primarily OS Commerce. And I'm in...
Monday, 17 October 2005
Standards team for Joomla. What this means is that I am giving my
technical expertise to an open
source product that will be able to
compete on an enterprise level with proprietary software ...
Wednesday, 28 September 2005
The nature of open
source development is that it allows people to freely modify existing code and fork it into a new or derivative version. Commercial development, on the other hand, is usually limite
Friday, 23 September 2005
...of times. Absalom Media maintains copyright over numerous Mambo related design, core-related and module re
sources. Now, Jim Begley, Secretary for the Mambo Foundation, has posed the question that &quo...
Friday, 09 September 2005
Today the Mambo Communities moderators chose to remove my access to the Mamboserver forum. As the open
source project I manage as a third party developer for Mambo has had over 350,000 downloads from
Friday, 02 September 2005
...s after the
development team unanimously voted to secure the project's future in
the spirit of open
source software. ?The development team formed Open Source Matters
Friday, 02 September 2005
When is an open
source project not open source ? When it demands those who moderate the forums, who help manage the community as a volunteer, should sign their lives, ideals and values to the project
Thursday, 01 September 2005
...sting roadmap laid out by the current core developers. The current core developers, who now reside at Open
SourceMatters, have better understanding of what this release actually means than anyone who c...
Saturday, 27 August 2005
...t Castley's response to the community: Back in early 2002 I discovered a stray file in the depths of
SourceForge, this file was MamboV3.0.7.tar.gz (http://prdownloads. sourceforge.net/mambo/MamboV...
Tuesday, 23 August 2005
Social engineering can be at times painful. It can also be very rewarding if done correctly. Yesterday I met Peter Lamont, CEO of Miro International, to discuss the continuing issues with the Mambo F
Friday, 19 August 2005
Much has been said about the Mambo Open
Source project and the
establishment of the Mambo Foundation to benefit the future of Mambo.
We, the core development teams, unanimo
Thursday, 18 August 2005
...ul, free point-and-click website solution won the "Best of Show" award and also "Best Open
Source Solution" category. This is a remarkable milestone for the Mambo team, as the comp...
Friday, 25 February 2005
...edure There are also a few global presentations that I've delivered to audiences across Melbourne.
Source Innovation - Rethinking the path SOMU : a semantic model for Mambo, Joomla and other C...
Thursday, 11 November 2004
Too often, open
source CMS systems are seen as the "kid brother" to commercial software. Too often, the commercial pieces of software suffer from software bloat and creeping featuritis.? Now
Wednesday, 27 October 2004
...ou copy or distribute the program, you must accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable
source code or with a written offer, valid for at least three years, to furnish the complete c...
Saturday, 18 September 2004
...Chicago area. Absalom Media provided a fully W3C CSS compliant design according to client specifications,
sourced imaging and integrated it into Mambo Open Source. ...
Thursday, 29 April 2004
...Please contact Absalom Media's administrator to verify that you have permission to access the requested re
Friday, 20 February 2004
...ewhere, some of Absalom Media's designs have been listed and archived at Mamboportal, the definitive news
source and filebase for all things Mambo.
Absalom Media has also relaunched with a new desig...
Friday, 02 January 2004
... You are not authorised to remove any copyright or licencing information regarding Absalom Media from the
source code of any product purchased from this site. You are allowed to modify the footer code...
Monday, 29 December 2003