Please excuse the minimalist blog

This blog was hacked and infected with malware, so we deleted it and restored it from a clean text backup.

It will be at least several days until I can do full backup, so until then comments are restricted, photos are missing, and every post is shown as being authored by me, even when it wasn’t. On the plus side – no malware! And we promise to fix our security settings so that this never happens again.

Thanks Lonny, for the enormous amount of work you’ve been doing on the server recently, including fixing this bout of malware. We look forward to raising funds and affording a separate tech person rather than having the Appropedia Foundation president working the server!

 

Community blog

I often find myself bursting with an idea and wanting to blog, but hesitant to blog here, where it looks somewhat “official.” I have my own blog (here), but I’ve wanted to have a space for the community to bat ideas around, if for some reason they want to do it as a blog rather than a wiki page.

So here it is, on LJ: Appropedia Community.

Check it out, and if you’re interested in contributing, then join the community and get in touch!

Blogging on the road to open

This is not the blog of the whole Appropedia community. Not yet.

We believe in openness, and the wiki is in the hands of the community -but opening up a regular blog for anyone in the community to blog, without wiki-style checks and balances, is a recipe for fluff and inaccuracy.

So this is the blog of the Appropedia Foundation, and we use it to support the community and the wiki. There are plans for frequent guest appearances, highlights from the wiki, and stories about the imact the wiki is having in the world.

But we must become less, so the community can become greater. Something like Enric Senabre’s Wlog, a wiki based blog, would be a great way for us to blog as a community. I’m imagining it functioning something like Wikinews, with some kind of mechanism for drafting, improving and approving from within the community before publishing.

Just need to figure out how it works, and make the time to implement it.

15 days till OSNCamp.