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May 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm #162375
January 15, 2012 at 5:00 am #149558
Thanks for creating this separate thread with good key points Deborah! This is indeed a very interesting subject.
I do want to answer Megan’s last question though:
“I suppose in the case of Spacebook creating a mini “fork” of our own Liferay-based code would make some sense, as the developer community would likely grow around the specific application, not so much around the Liferay portal itself. Can you talk me through the implications a bit more?”
As I said, if we don’t want/can’t give our intellectual property to the Liferay company (as required by the Liferay project), we can publish our code modifications to a separate repository under the LGPL license. This create kind of a mini “fork” of the Liferay project.
IMO, it might be realistic to do so when our code modifications aren’t that major or if they are mostly separate from the core (like themes, plugins or branding).
However, if we made a lot of changes to the core, problems arise when we want to update our fork with the latest version of the original project. We then have a lot of work to do like merging code and rewriting part of it. Same thing when there is security patches and such… All in all, we lose the codebase maintenance done by the Liferay developers.
Just some thoughts to weight in regarding this decision…
August 26, 2011 at 3:29 am #139237
Thanks for your interest!
Yes, I forgot to mention the accessibility standards compliance. I think this is indeed one of its unique advantage. However, feel free to ask Paul Jackson if you need more specific answers, as I’m not a Web/Accessibility expert 😉 Also, if you know some Web specialist that would like to contribute to this project, they can even if they are outside of the GoC.
The toolkit is certainly IRCan most popular tool. I’m leading an interdepartmental OSS community within GoC and we are trying hard to encourage other Departments to use IRCan and share code when appropriate. It’s really a change in culture…
Let me know if you need more information about OSS within GoC in general 🙂
August 25, 2011 at 3:56 am #139245
Well, I’m not going to NAGW but I have an application to share with you coming straight from the Government of Canada “commons” :
This toolkit is developed collaboratively by multiple federal departments in our “forge” called Intellectual Resources Canada. The components are shared under the MIT license and many of them are actually being used on official federal websites.
If you need more information, you can contact Paul Jackson from the project website.
Have a great conference and keep up the good work with Code for America 🙂