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One step on OMN

Looking at what we have to base open media on – my initial reaction is one of anger that what we have is so crap and ill-suited but you can only work with the tools you have.

 

Looking to set-up a seed network using existing CMS's. WP, Druple and Davie Winers CMS

 

We are using RSS02 for something its not directly made for, we are using it for a database object exchange format. To do this we need to understand how it is “extended” http://www.disobey.com/detergent/2002/extendingrss2/

 

So you can get custom feeds out of WP http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/what-is-rss-how-to-use-rss-in-wordpress/

 

https://wordpress02-hamishcampbell.c9users.io/

https://visionontv-tomspost.c9users.io/

http://drupel02-hamishcampbell.c9users.io/

 

We have an issue with terminology category/tag

 

OK we have two WP test sites set-up, we need to get them subscribed to different feeds with tags/category working – the get custom tag/category RSS feed to cross post between them.

 

When this is working we have the basics for WP

 

Looking at Drupal next

 

My first reaction is AHHHAAAHHH... keep digging...

 

This in theory should provide RSS in functionality we need https://www.drupal.org/documentation/modules/feeds

 

And there seems to be built in RSS feeds for each “category”, so in theory we have a working set-up.

 

Will try this tomorrow.

 

First stage of testing open CMS's for the OMN project

Setup 3-4 sites each with

* RSS in and out via tag

* We need to make sure the RSS can be full text and that it can transport the tags

* We need to be able to display the RSS as short article with a link to the original source

* We need to clearly show the sources for items and turn off comments

* We then need to see how the “de-duping” handles content clericals (?) and content updates etc

UPDATE

Got to a stage were I was hitting scripting complexity dead ends on both CMSs, and took a week off to digest.

Both can do the OMN but both have flaws for the core project. They don’t understand open flowing data, they both work within their own paradigms -  that is, they are silos not networks.

To modify this would likely need some programming rather than scripting. Anyone have a second opinion on this?

Not sure the best way to move on from this.

I love this image, it says so much about geek/lifestylist's

 

I love this image, it says so much about geek/life stylist's that push bad technology down peoples throats till they vomit and go back to such black holes as facebook and twitter (though twitter at least is open). 
 
And the solution doesn’t lie in single user blogging platforms such a wordpress as they aren’t designed to scale (when you add the needed plug-ins) to challenge corporate solutions. 
 
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I've tried a lot of Open source solutions and I would like to highlight only two of them:
BuddyPress:
About: BP is created upon the WordPress Engine, with tons of features but still has some missing. Pros: it is really easy to set up and customize, there are plenty of plugins if you're not wanting to mimic absolutely every feature Facebook has. Cons: it's kinda not fully optimized for large amount of traffic, since its a pack of plug-ins built on WordPress (so it has to make some strange and twisted ways to get some things done).
elgg:
It's the only REALLY open source social community "a la Facebook" app.
Pros: You have ALL the features you would like, videos, photos, events, etc. It's VERY similar to Facebook.
Cons: It's not so-easy to customize... not so so hard neither. It's still not fully optimized for large amounts of traffic, but still it's much better at that problem than buddypress.
Depending on your developing skills i would recommend elgg (if you are better than worst) :)
But, give them a try, they're the best apps (except for the ones one can make for oneself).
Hope I had helped!
From - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/698110/open-source-facebook-like-cms-social-network
 
We went with http://liferay.com as it is proven to scale, though it has its own configuration issues that we are slowly working through.
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