Webmaster needed

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  1. EchoD

    EchoD Administrator
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    We are looking for a person who can help us rebuild the former desktopbsd.net site.

    As you can see, the site is currently just an archival copy of the old site, which we retrieved from the Wayback Machine. Unfortunately, the old site ran on a a specific CMS framework, and since we don't have the old database, we had no choice but to simply copy the contents and style it like the old site.

    The key in this project will be to preserve the original URL structure, because various portions of the old site are linked heavily by Wikipedia (especially international versions) and countless other Unix and general tech sites, and we don't want to leave all those sites with broken links.

    If you think you can help, please send me a PM with a few sites you have worked on in the past and your general involvement in the open-source community. Thanks!
     
  2. conta

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    and how about the old webmaster? I guess he might have the data
     
  3. EchoD

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    Have not been able to get in touch with him
     
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    Hi,

    I am a LAMP based web developer based in Chandigarh, India.Having 4+ years of experience in web development , I believe I can help in website rebuilding. some of my work can be seen on following websites

    As sole developer
    http://activient.com
    http://www.sicaria.com/blog
    http://sueatkinsparentingcoach.com

    In team
    [Drupal] http://maternova.net
    http://earlymusic.org

    More than that I have strong unix background, I started using linux for my computer science projects since 2005, used desktopbsd actively in 2007-08. I am familier with with gnu toolchain, emacs, git and shell scripting as well.
    Please let me know if I can serve any purpose.
     
  5. stan-sib

    stan-sib Well-Known Member

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    Webster could you answer, How many times needed to rebuild desktopBSD site? Thanks.
     
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    Hi stan-sib as mentioned by echoD, we don't have access to old database which could have been of emmense help in rearchitecturing and restoring website with same url structure so we first might need to infer that from links placed on other websites like on wikipedia or from google search results. so far I am also not aware of specific requirements so that I can't give good time estimate, but I think we can restore important functionility within a month or so once we prioritize the tasks needed to be done
     
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    That is good news we wish good luck to you! If there will be working site and the updated release and registered in the database distrowatch.com, then the project may attract much more attention.
     
  8. silversidhe

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    If anyone has addresses for

    Peter Hofer
    Daniel Seuffert
    Oliver Herold
    Dmitry Bachilo
    Evan Cox

    One of them may know where a copy was stashed
     
  9. EchoD

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    If anyone is active on other BSD or open-source forums and can get a hold of the folks that silversidhe mentioned, please let us know.
     
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    Heard back from Daniel Seuffert - he doesn't have a copy.
     
  11. EchoD

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    Thank you..
     
  12. Landis

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    I would be very willing to help, manage your website.
    LandisReed.com

    Landis.
    +1 512.574.5076
    landis at landisreed-dot-com
    landis.reed at yandex-dot-ru
     
  13. Progers

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    EchoD have you contacted the Landis?
     
  14. stan-sib

    stan-sib Well-Known Member

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    Daniel Hilbert
    email: lazarus_42[at]gmx[dot]de
    Telefon: +49 (0)89 45474322
    Telefax: +49 (0)89 416167749

    Enrico Heber
    email: info[at]enrico-heber[dot]de

    Tobias Marquardt
    email: desktopbsd[at]tobix[dot]eu
     
  15. Progers

    Progers Well-Known Member

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    Ok, who will contact them? You want copy of the DataBase right?
     
  16. EchoD

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    The forum database would be great, along with the database for the old CMS. But I thought these folks said they didn't have copies.
     
  17. Progers

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    EchoD u will ask them?
     
  18. irkibo

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    I can do what you want and need, for free. I can rebuild and redesign the whole page in english and spanish. Keeping old links there is not gonna be a problem.

    Visit my site http://macpc.re/
     
  19. EchoD

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    I'm pretty sure one of the members has already contact them, but I will do it again

    irkibo, that sounds great. Please let me know what you're going to end from our end.
     
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    You can contact me by email: "julio@macpc.re" or the one I registered in this forum. Hope the new site goes online ASAP