Community & Nonprofits

Building a Community or Nonprofit Website in Drupal

One of the earliest and still most common uses of Drupal is to build websites for community organizations and nonprofits. The reasons are obvious: as open source software, there's no up-front or continuing cost, and the Drupal modules provide enormous functionality right out of the box (or out of the download to be more specific).

In addition, the wide array of social media/social web modules means that you can have a modern website up and running quickly. My rule of thumb is that it typically takes half a day to a day to put up a site like this. That means a site that has appropriate security settings so that a variety of people can update and maintain it and so that its long-term prospects for survival are good. One of the problems with webmaster-based websites is that when the webmaster moves on to another project, the website languishes.

This series is based on experiences, comments, and questions many of which have come from others for which many thanks.

I'm trying to keep the technology in the background. It's based on my book, Sams Teach Yourself Drupal in 24 Hours which covers just about all of the technology here. In addition, there are updates about the modules mentioned on northcountryconsulting.com.

This is a work in progress, so comments and requests for other topics are welcome.

Roundtable

History of Private Life

In five volumes from Belknap Press (Harvard) at http://www.hup.harvard.edu/collection.php?cpk=1094

Encryption, iPhones, Apple, and the Department of Justice NEW DATE

Originally scheduled for March 22, 2016 but pre-empted by events and then followed by pre-emption of revised date by weather. Keep your fingers crossed this time!

Joe and Jesse fill you on on (some of) what's going on with the Apple - Department of Justice/FBI battle of an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernadino participants.

We'll talk about the issues and some incidental extras that have recently emerged such as:

Price List for Hacks

If you want to do some shopping for zero-day exploits, here's a price list reprinted by Wired in November 2015.

Price list.

This Just In on Encryption: DOJ requests delay

In a possibly unrelated (to Johns Hopkins) information, the Department of Justice requests a delay in the hearing scheduled for March 22, 2015.

Article from appleinsider

Motion to vacate (includes full text of previous Apple motion).

NYTimes article on why Apple doesn't pay bounties for bugs.

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