News tagged "open source"

June 9, 2014 / Geoff Hing and Michael Gregor

Connecting to LGBT-affirming healthcare providers

Affirmations is Michigan’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community center. Its health and wellness program is revealing the health impacts of stigma, discrimination and societal inequalities while leveraging community strengths and celebrating resiliency. The program is expanding, and staff members are seeking new ways to share crucial health information with the community.

January 24, 2013 / Doug Reith

Drupal Issue Queues: winter cleaning!

Here in the chilly midwest we have a tradition called "Spring Cleaning." Each spring, like bears emerging from hibernation, we emerge into the warm weather and spend a weekend restoring our homes to some state of cleanliness. However, it is currently January and we are enjoying (or enduring) the single digit temperatures (not including the wind-chill).

January 21, 2013 / James McMullen

Improving Commotion's source code documentation

Commotion is the result of an ongoing collaboration of many people, some working closely together, some working remotely and alone. Because it's an open-source project, everyone has an opportunity to contribute. This is fortunate because the software needs to function in lots of different environments and on many different devices. In this post, we share new standards for documenting Commotion's source code so that more people can effectively participate in developing the software.

November 29, 2012 / Benjamin Chodoroff

Using XMPP for our internal chat network

As a company that supports free software and an open, decentralized Internet, we often find ourselves at odds with dominant Internet paradigms. While cloud services might have lower startup costs and less technological or usability barriers, we often compromise our ideals and our needs. For example, to fill a need for company-wide communication, we've had to augment our project management software with a combination of personal Google Talk accounts and text messaging to share our work status with each other. We wanted to figure out how to enhance our communication, and ended up with our own XMPP server.