A change of heart

david.wright12886 at gmail.com david.wright12886 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 16 23:24:56 UTC 2014

Hi guys,

I've been doing a bit of research lately on CMS's and stumbled across 
http://commonsinabox.org/ which is basically a bundled buddypress plugin 
which powers http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/ amogest other. 

Given the social nature of this setup, and the fact it is built upon wordpress 
(it is basically a set of wordpress plugins that have been tested together), I 
felt that this might be something that KDE might like to take under 

A standard install would include forums, groups, collaborative docs, social @ 
mentions, user profiles etc, etc.

Also, using the multi user aspect of wordpress it would still allow certain 
projects to keep their identity, but remain under the networks umbrella, as 
evidenced by: http://helpwanted.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

Naturally, being exposed then to the wordpress plugin ecosphere would allow 
then a better integrated events management, job board, even a store if 

Ultimately though, the goal is to increase funding. The KDE websphere is too 
spread out, and this would help reign it in so we can really do focused 
funding campaigns on users. That would be the advantage of the groups, as we 
could tailor funding drives to particular interests and hopefully have better 

Administration might also be made easier as we could get rid of a fair few 
subdomains by moving to this kind of platform.

Anyway, it's late, and I'm jabbering. Let me know what you think!



There is also a buddypress app that could be rebranded: 

Mozilla were also working on bugzilla intergration a while back: 

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