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From Steven Noels <stev...@outerthought.org>
Subject Re: Where are we?
Date Wed, 29 Jan 2003 19:18:56 GMT
Ben Hyde wrote:

> I wonder if we could do something fun.
> I think it would be fun to have a map that shows where the various 
> people in the community are located on the planet.

enthusiast +1

> My fuzzy idea is that members of the community would put ICBM tags[1] on 
> some web page of their.  That can drive the map building.  Use the 
> author tag to grab their names.  They then put some other kind of tag on 
> a page, like
>   <meta name="ASF-KIND" content="committer">
> They then poke something we keep back at central command so we can 
> accumulate the list.  If we use committers repository for that we can 
> easily authenticate people.

View source of http://blogs.cocoondev.org/stevenn/:

<meta name="author" content="Steven Noels"/>
<meta name="ICBM" content="51.0749, 3.7473" />
<meta name="DC.title" content="Outer Web Thought Log" />
<meta name="ASF.role" content="committer" />
<meta name="ASF.id" content="stevenn" />

> If we keep it simple to start we can obviously do assorted richer things 
> later, but if all we try to do up front is get a map of the committers 
> that would be sufficiently neat.
> wdyt?

Fun indeed!

Steven Noels                            http://outerthought.org/
Outerthought - Open Source, Java & XML Competence Support Center
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