[ZWeb] Howdy

Casey Duncan c.duncan@nlada.org
Fri, 30 Nov 2001 09:39:30 -0500

Ok, I'm here. 

A couple of months ago a bunch of us conspired to create "our own" zope.org 
type site, which was coined metazope. Unfortunately, none of us were really 
content people (we were malcontent people 8^), so we had a great site (due 
largely to the help of some wonderful community members other than myself, I 
just struck the match) but it has died pretty much due to lack of time. 
Beside the fact that right after the site went up, I did a cross-country 
family move and changed jobs, launched a site that I get paid to do (with 
Zope of course) and all that good stuff, but i digress.

The point is that I would love to see zope.org grow and improve. It is a 
massive site, and as such, is a natural showcase for why Zope is the great 
system that it is.

Although moving the site to the CMF is a natural move, I share some of the 
regrets that "scripting for the rest of us" on zope.org will die off. Damn, 
no more inifinite loops on my member home page 8^)!  I would like to say that 
I would support zope.org as a site of, for and by the community (ZC being 
part of the community naturally). So that would imply that we all get off our 
duffs and pitch in to this thing.

I'll leave my ideas about specific things I would like for later messages, 
but to start I would like to request that ZC, like with the Zope core CVS, 
would "open" the development of zope.org to the community. As a commitless 
commiter on the other side of things (zope-coders), I would say that you'll 
probably get more from me right now on zope.org then the zope core just 
because that's where my head is at presently. Tomorrow, well that's another 

So, what needs to be done to light this candle?

  Casey Duncan, Sr. Web Developer
  National Legal Aid and Defender Association