#mappiamo – the geoCMS for rest of us

mappiamo – Logo

My pal Bertalan is working very hard in those last months on an ambitious (open source) project. The building of #mappiamo (which means “Let’s map together” in italian).

Finally a complete Git repository of the work is publically available at this URL: https://github.com/mappiamo/mapi-geoCMS →

#mappiamo is built for you and me. It doesn’t need you to be a GIS or open(geo)data specialist with a full set of skills. You can just input your data and the tool builds the rest. Or, as it’s written in the about pages of the project:

What is #mappiamo?

#mappiamo, demo http://www.mappiamo.org/, is a suitable tool to build websites and combine the contents ensuring ownership and originality for each of the data providers. It is suitable to marketing 3.0 where it is important to the credibility of the sharing of experiential baggage of both operators and consumers. #mappiamo is a CMS that allows you to create and leverage content through the use of OpenData, the geo-location and microformats. It can be used for processing the data produced by public administrations, collect content (crowdsourcing), civic hacking and provide a basis for the portal of a smart city.

#mappiamo is a CMS that allows you to create and leverage content through the use of OpenData, the geo-location and microformats. It can be used for processing the data produced by public administrations, collect content (crowdsourcing), civic hacking and provide a basis for the portal of a smart city. #mappiamo, is a suitable tool to build websites and combine the contents ensuring ownership and originality for each of the data providers. It is suitable to marketing 3.0 where it is important to the credibility of the sharing of experiential baggage of both operators and consumers.

The cms today allows the insertion of text and multimedia contents. The license management, geotagging and the application of schemes for the representation of linked data is the prerogative of external plugins. All plugins are to install and study separately. #mappiamo is also able to take advantage of the shared data, peer-to-peer networks from other sites and thus produce content in compliance with the Linked Data 5 star suggested by Tim Berners-Lee.

The team is always searching for new collaborations, so if you’re interesting in helping here’s your chance!

Zabbix, an Enterprise-class Monitoring Solution for Everyone

Zabbix, an example

In these days I’m participating in the RECAS School of Cloud Computing by the Physics Faculty of University & Politecnico of Bari, and our teachers are showing us some technologies involved in their cloud infrastructure.

Zabbix is a monitoring solution deployed here, and illustrated to us by Vincenzo Spinoso, that has replaced old-school solutions like Nagios, Munin and such that caught my eye. I liked it so much, the documentations is so rich, I think I’ll dump my Munin installations and migrate everything to it ASAP when I’ll get back at the office…

Convince your company to contribute to Debian Long Term Support

The press picked up the recent press release about Debian LTS but mainly to mention the fact that it’s up and running. The call for help is almost never mentioned.

It’s a pity because while it’s up, it’s not really running satisfactorily yet. As of today (2014-06-19), 36 packages in squeeze need a security update, yet squeeze-lts has only seen 7 updates.

debian-lts-periodsAs usual what we lack is contributors doing the required work, but in this specific case, there’s a simple solution: pay people to do the required work. This extended support is mainly for the benefit of corporate users and if they see value in Debian LTS, it should not be too difficult to convince companies to support the project.

With some other Debian developers, we have gone out of our way to make it super easy for companies to support the Debian LTS project. We have created a service offer for Debian-using companies.

via Raphael Hertzog website…