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Welcome to Geeklog Sunday, December 04 2016 @ 05:27 pm EST

A new slogan (and other news)

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Three months from now, Geeklog will celebrate its 10th birthday. If you've never done it before, you may want to scroll down to the end of the history file that ships with Geeklog and look at the first entry there, dated June 17, 2000.

A lot has changed in those 10 years. Lots of new CMS have sprung up. Some have disappeared again, others have overtaken Geeklog. But despite claims to the contrary, we are still here, alive and kicking. Another thing that hasn't changed is our focus on security. Geeklog's original author, Jason Whittenburg, wrote it for a security portal after all. This heritage has always been our guideline in developing Geeklog, sometimes (as some may say) even to the point of inconveniencing our users for the sake of security. Geeklog provides a feature set comparable to that of other CMS, but security was always the feature that would set us apart.

So we've decided to (finally) reflect that in our slogan as well. After some brainstorming on the geeklog-devel mailing list, the winning entry was

Geeklog - The secure CMS.

Yes, that's a bold claim. And we fully expect that someone out there will see that as a challenge. We're aiming high and we're confident that with the help of our great user community we'll achieve the goal implicit in this new slogan.

Google Summer of Code 2010

In other news, we will be applying to participate in the Google Summer of Code again this year. Our ideas list is already up, if you want to take a look. Applications for organizations start on Monday (March 8) and the list of selected organizations will be published on March 18.

New release cycle

We have also decided to switch Geeklog to a bi-annual release cycle from now on, with major releases coming out in April and November. So we won't be sitting here twiddling our thumbs waiting for whether we're going to be in GSoC 2010 or not. Instead, we're going to wrap up development of the next Geeklog version and expect to have a beta version for you by the end of this month. The feature set for this upcoming version hasn't been quite finalised yet - more details soon.


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  • A new slogan (and other news)
  • Authored by:LWC on Sunday, March 07 2010 @ 07:43 pm EST
Nice answer to that infamous forum topic. I like the slogan, although the word "secure" makes it sound like it uses https. I just have one nitpick question - why having the dot? It would look like ".The Secure CMS" in any RTL site out there.
  • A new slogan (and other news)
  • Authored by:Dan Stoner on Saturday, March 13 2010 @ 09:54 pm EST
Secure. I like it!
  • A new slogan (and other news)
  • Authored by:julieroussette on Sunday, March 14 2010 @ 02:18 pm EDT
Nice! Secure!
  • A new slogan (and other news)
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Wednesday, March 24 2010 @ 11:51 am EDT
Security ?

May be you mean preventing hack attacks.
But GL does nothing about private data security - no privacy controls for individual site members. They cannot choose to show a content to friends only, FOF also, or just keep hidden to all and see himself only. Same applies to profile too. No profile privacy.

The meaning of security has changed a lot and GL is dead wrt this sadly!
  • A new slogan (and other news)
  • Authored by:Dirk on Wednesday, March 24 2010 @ 11:57 am EDT

Yes, we mean both. Security for content is currently only implemented on a per-group level, but it's there. The things you are asking for are currently being considered for a Summer of Code project.

  • A new slogan (and other news)
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Thursday, March 25 2010 @ 07:46 am EDT
I did not mean Group which probably the admin can set.
Please read : no privacy controls for individual site members
It is just NOT there. No mincing of words please
So far as Google Summer of code, please see your site : social net ideas were there last summer also. Nothing happened.
  • A new slogan (and other news)
  • Authored by:LWC on Thursday, March 25 2010 @ 07:57 am EDT
I don't think there was mincing. But the only think you didn't mention is what I did - no SSL support. When I think secure, the word that jumps to my head is SSL, more than any other word.
  • A new slogan (and other news)
  • Authored by:Dirk on Thursday, March 25 2010 @ 08:01 am EDT

And your point is? I did confirm that it's not there and pointed to the fact that we are aware of it and are looking at getting it implemented.

This, btw, is an all-new GSoC project that has been discussed at length on the development mailing list. Last year's project didn't work out because 1) our concept wasn't so great to start with and 2) we didn't get any good applications for it (as a consequence). Maybe you want to apply for it (or know someone who would be interested) to make it happen?

  • A new slogan (and other news)
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Friday, March 26 2010 @ 12:15 am EDT
And my point is GL should not drum about security. Several times there were loopholes detected and public apologies, remember? And now you confirm there is no individual social data security or privacy aspect. Its sad!

And its a shame that GL has to depend on Google when it would have been other way round. See please.

The social net idea was posted by users to dead ears as well as the fact that there were Google summer kids from way back in 2007 - 2008 - please see and read -

Instead of attempting to re-invent wheel every year, please bring the wheel. Its already late if not dead!