Facebook-Chef Zuckerberg lenkt im Streit mit Investoren ein

heise online Newsticker - 26. September 2017 - 10:30
Nach deutlicher Kritik von Facebook-Investoren an der Aktienstruktur des Sozialen Netzwerks hat Mark Zuckerberg nun eingelenkt. Er könne seine Kontrolle über Facebook auch anders sichern, schreibt er in einem FB-Post.

T-Mobile US und Sprint nähern sich bei Fusion-Details

heise online Newsticker - 26. September 2017 - 10:30
Die Deutsche Telekom und der japanische Softbank-Konzern kommen sich bei den Details einer möglichen Fusion näher. Es geht um den Zusammenschluss der beiden US-Tochterunternehmen T-Mobile US und Sprint.

iPhone 8, die kleine Schwester des iPhone X: ein erster Blick

heise online Newsticker - 26. September 2017 - 10:00
Wer mag schon das zweitschönste Auto oder das zweitbeste Essen? Deshalb warten die Apple-Fans auf das iPhone X. Dabei liefert schon das iPhone 8 bemerkenswerte Ergebnisse, vor allem in der Kamera-Software.

US-Heimatschutzministerium unterrichtet Bundesstaaten über Hackerangriffe zur Wahl 2016

heise online Newsticker - 26. September 2017 - 10:00
In 21 Bundesstaaten sollen russische Hacker versucht haben, während der Wahl 2016 in wahlrelevante Computersysteme einzudringen.

Roboter im Katastropheneinsatz: Rettung zu Wasser, zu Lande und in der Luft

heise online Newsticker - 26. September 2017 - 9:30
Beim Rettungsroboter-Wettbewerb im italienischen Piombino proben Robotik-Teams spielerisch den Ernstfall. Boden-, Wasser- und Luftroboter müssen koordiniert die Lage erkunden, technische Probleme lösen und bei der Rettung von Personen helfen.

Agiledrop.com Blog: AGILEDROP: Interview with the client adviser: "Networking is the most important thing on Drupal Camps"

Planet Drupal - 26. September 2017 - 9:11
With all the eyes turned towards DrupalCon Vienna, we have one promise to fulfil. Our client adviser Ales Kohek is currently in the capital city of Austria, but we still need to share with you his experiences from his first ever Drupal Camp, DrupalCamp Antwerp. Ales, what are the first impressions, coming from DrupalCamp Antwerp? Positive, very positive. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect, but after a couple of days hanging around with people from Drupal community, I felt welcomed. Some of the things were quite new to me, so I needed some assistance at further explaining me that. I… READ MORE

Proteste in London gegen Rausschmiss von Uber

heise online Newsticker - 26. September 2017 - 8:30
In London regt sich massiver Protest gegen die Schließung des Fahrdienstes. Mehrere Hunderttausend haben bereits eine Pro-Uber-Petition unterzeichnet.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact im Test: kleines Smartphone, großer Preis

heise online Newsticker - 26. September 2017 - 7:30
Sony schickt das handliche Xperia XZ1 Compact ins Rennen. Im Test von TechStage punktet das Gerät mit seinem hellen Display, schwächelt jedoch bei der Kamera. Ob sich der Kauf lohnt, verrät der Testbericht.

Deutsche Industrie wittert Chancen in der EU-Verteidigungsunion

heise online Newsticker - 26. September 2017 - 6:00
Wenn die EU reibungsloser funktioniert, könnte auch die Wirtschaft etwas davon haben. BDI-Chef Kempf sieht durchaus Chancen. Ein ganz anderer Punkt der internationalen Debatte ärgert ihn hingegen maßlos.

Fotograf klagt gegen Entzug der G20-Akkreditierung

heise online Newsticker - 26. September 2017 - 6:00
Gegen den Entzug seiner Akkreditierung zum G20-Gipfel hat ein Bremer Fotograf jetzt Klage vor dem Berliner Verwaltungsgericht erhoben.

Commerce Guys: Drupal Commerce 2.0 released in time for DrupalCon Vienna

Planet Drupal - 26. September 2017 - 4:30

We released Drupal Commerce 2.0-beta1 at DrupalCon Dublin one year ago. Over the next 9 months we tagged 6 more beta releases comprising over 500 commits by 70 different contributors working for at least 10 different companies. Now, just in time for DrupalCon Vienna, we have tagged the full 2.0 release, celebrating the achievement with Drupal contributors around the world on September 20th and 21st.

Celebrating Commerce 2.0 with Circle WF in Pancevo, Serbia.

Our release candidate phase was refreshingly uneventful (as you want it to be), giving us confidence to recommend developers begin using Drupal 8 and Commerce 2.x more broadly to develop their new eCommerce sites. Our team has contributed to a dozen projects directly, including architectural consulting and development. We also continue to see more case studies demonstrating how the new version is performing well at scale, making development teams more productive.

Additionally, not only has Commerce 2.x eliminated the need for half of the top 60 contributed modules in Commerce 1.x, many of the major contributed modules still required have seen their own releases or very active development to address important use cases. For example, we released a third beta of Commerce Shipping for Drupal 8 to support stores selling physical products with multiple shipments, flat rate, calculated rates and more. We continue to work on those feature modules ourselves (e.g. Commerce License / Recurring) and in partnership with other Drupal contributors (e.g. Commerce Stock) to make Commerce 2.x ready for more and more use cases.

Drupal Commerce deserves cake!

We're believe in Dries Buytaert's vision for Drupal as empowering ambitious digital experiences. For us that means continuing to improve Drupal Commerce to better support any company aspiring to grow their online sales. While our work on the project will never be "done", at this milestone, we couldn't help but pause to celebrate with a bit of cake.

If you'd like to join us in celebrating this achievement, we're hosting a release party with our whole team and our friends from Commerce Guys by Actualys on Tuesday, September 26th, at DrupalCon Vienna a short walk away from the venue. We've timed it for dinner between the opening reception at the venue and the party later in the evening, with drinks and food on us until the tab dries up. Stop by our booth to get your ticket / directions, and come find the dozens of contributors here at DrupalCon to share your Drupal Commerce story with them in turn.

Gbyte blog: Image indexation and other new features of Simple XML sitemap 2.10

Planet Drupal - 26. September 2017 - 0:35
New features of Simple XML sitemap Version 2.10 of Simple XML sitemap is mainly a feature release with only a few minor bugs fixed. The new features are the implementation of the changefreq parameter the ability to set an interval at which to regenerate the sitemap the ability to customize XML output the ability to add arbitrary links to the sitemap image indexation See the 8.x-2.10 release page for details.

Mediacurrent: Ask an Open Source Security Expert: What Can We Learn From the Equifax Hack?

Planet Drupal - 25. September 2017 - 20:50

Although the most likely cause of the massive Equifax data breach was the firm’s own failure to patch a two-month-old bug, the inherent security of open source software has become a trending topic in tech news.

Mediacurrent’s resident expert, Open Source Security Lead Mark Shropshire, is well-informed to join the conversation. We asked him a few questions to get his take on recent events.

Wochenrückblick Replay: Apple, noch mehr Apple – und mal wieder der Diesel-Skandal

heise online Newsticker - 25. September 2017 - 19:00
Hitzige Diskussionen zum ewigen Apple-Thema, spektakuläre Weltraumbilder der sterbenden Sonde Cassini, "Neuigkeiten" im Diesel-Skandal und perfide Spam-Mails: die meistgelesenen Meldungen in dieser Woche.

c't uplink 18.9: Das Auto von morgen, Hybridradios, Vorsicht Kunde!

heise online Newsticker - 25. September 2017 - 19:00
Heute in c't uplink diskutieren wir über die Zukunft des Autos. Wir haben Hybridradios mit FM, DAB+ und Internet getestet, und Georg Schnurer zeigt uns einen besonders ekligen Fall von "Vorsicht, Kunde!".

Google schließt Lücken in Chrome und Chromium

heise online Newsticker - 25. September 2017 - 18:30
Mit einem – wie gewohnt automatisch ausgelieferten – Update schließt Google drei Sicherheitslücken in seinen Web-Browsern.

Drupal Association blog: Evolving Community Governance - Survey Results and a Call to Action

Planet Drupal - 25. September 2017 - 18:19

These results and analysis were initially presented at the DrupalCon Vienna community summit on September 25, 2017.

Following numerous blog posts, official statements, community discussions, social media interactions, and Slack and IRC conversations over the last few months, there is a clear consensus that it is time for Drupal's community governance to evolve. We need to not only define what governance means to us as a community, but also clarify the roles and responsibilities of those within our community leadership and governance structures. We also need to draw clearer distinctions between the different forms of community, project, and technical governance, and make sure that everyone understands how they interact with and support each other.

Ultimately, this will need to be a collaborative process that involves all stakeholders, including Dries and the Drupal Association (especially where matters of legal and financial responsibility are concerned), but the first step is to create a framework so that the community can participate productively in the process. The question that remains to be answered is what that process will look like.

Results of the Governance Summit Survey

The Drupal Association, with help from Whitney Hess, conducted a Community Governance Summit survey in an effort to gain insight into how the community would like to proceed. 568 people responded to the survey, with most questions receiving between 200-250 responses. The Community Working Group (CWG) was given access to the raw results, which it in turn shared with David Hernandez, Nikki Stevens, and Adam Bergstein, who assisted with the writing of this blog post. We all agreed to keep any personally identifiable information from respondents confidential.

While none of the authors of this blog post were responsible for developing the survey or are trained statisticians, we did our best to analyze the results, which reflected a wide range of opinions and feelings about how the Drupal project and community is governed. While we did not feel the survey results pointed to any clear and actionable next steps, they were consistent with the feedback from the community discussions that were held this spring, which was that the process, in whatever form it takes, needs to be driven by the community.

To that end, we have worked with the Drupal Association to publish the survey data and, most importantly, make this call to action for a truly community-driven process. We are also making a sanitized version of the raw data available for download in OpenDocument format for anyone else to review and perform their own analysis. All comments and other free responses have been removed.

Selected Survey Highlights
  • 62% agreed that a governance summit is needed. Only 8% said definitely “no.”

  • 63% want the summit to be held online, so that members from all regions of our global community could participate.

  • 59% believe the summit should be overseen or facilitated by a professional governance expert, with the majority of write-ins requesting a neutral third-party facilitator not affiliated with the Drupal project or community.

  • Nearly 80% wanted the Drupal Association to provide financial support for the summit, with 36% indicating they would contribute to a crowdfunding campaign to help fund the summit.

  • About ¾ said that clarification of leadership roles and separation of project versus community governance roles should be prioritized at the summit. All of the options listed received the support of more than half of those who provided a response to this question:

    1. Clarification of leadership roles in the Drupal project (76%)

    2. Separation of project vs. community governance roles (73%)

    3. Update codes of conduct (63%)

    4. Overall community management (63%)

    5. More community-elected leadership positions throughout Drupal (60%)

    6. Clarify and update Community Working Group processes and policies (56%)

    7. Create core values statement (53%)

Percentages listed are of those who provided a response to that question, not of the total number of people who responded to the survey.

What’s Next: Getting Involved

Now is the time for people to get involved and drive the next steps in the process. We feel that as an open-source project, the governance of our community should be designed and implemented by members of that community in the most transparent and fair manner possible.

To that end, we feel that the best path forward is to create a volunteer working group that is representative of our global community, and for that group to take the lead in the process of evolving Drupal community governance, rather than any existing group or individual. While the Drupal Association, Community Working Group, and others in the project’s current governance structure are committed to providing whatever support they can to ensure the success of this working group, we feel that the community itself needs to own the process as much as possible.

We, the authors of this blog post, are not the leaders of the process, but as members of the community with interest and experience in various aspects of community governance, we are willing and able to help provide a framework for the group to self-organize and begin work to help improve the governance of our community. We stand ready to participate and help as needed, understanding that while this work will not be quick or easy, it is important and necessary for the long term sustainability of our project and community.

The next step for this is for you to get involved. Here's how to get started:

  • Join the #governance channel on Drupal Slack.

  • Attend a governance meeting in the #governance channel. Once a schedule has been determined we will publicize that information and pin it to the Slack channel. Each of the authors of this post will host at least one meeting and the entire meeting transcript will be made available after the meeting.

    • The goals of these meetings are to connect people who are interested in governance with each other, provide a forum for people to share their thoughts, and empower the community to determine the next steps.

    • We are committed to this being a community-driven process and will be present to facilitate, but not to dictate.

    • If there is interest, we can also host meetings in other forums. (IRC, video chat, etc.)

Other ways to get involved:

  • Write a blog post and share your ideas.

  • We know that people don’t always feel safe sharing their comments and feedback and we don’t yet have a long-term solution for this. In the interim, feel free to directly contact any of the writers of this post, or any member of the Community Working Group to share your thoughts.

We are at a unique inflection point in the history of the Drupal community. We have the opportunity to (once again) provide a shining example to other open source communities demonstrating our forward thinking; not only in technical decisions, but also community ones. Please join us.

Authors (listed alphabetically by Drupal.org username)

File attachments:  GovernanceSummitSanitized.ods

Kopano und Mattermost: Exchange-Alternative mit Slack-Klon

heise online Newsticker - 25. September 2017 - 18:00
Die Entwickler der freien Groupware und Exchange-Alternative Kopano, die einst als Zarafa bekannt war, bauen ihr Werkzeug zur Zusammenarbeit in Arbeitsgruppen weiter aus: Jetzt hält mit Mattermost ein modernes Gruppen-Chat-System Einzug.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise entlässt angeblich 5000 Mitarbeiter

heise online Newsticker - 25. September 2017 - 17:30
Die HP-Servicesparte will unbestätigten US-Medienberichten zufolge rund ein Zehntel der Arbeitsplätze streichen. Mit dem Job-Abbau soll noch vor Jahresende begonnen werden.

Gigabit-Netz: Experten fordern Digitalisierungsoffensive für den ländlichen Raum

heise online Newsticker - 25. September 2017 - 17:00
Ein Beirat des Bundeslandwirtschaftsministeriums drängt darauf, dass auch in ländlichen Regionen "flächendeckend eine hochleistungsfähige Infrastruktur entstehen muss". Dies sei etwa bei der Vergabe von 5G-Frequenzen zu beachten.