[GPC] Projects Updates on Home Page

Mark Roxberry mark.roxberry at owasp.org
Fri Aug 7 10:18:05 EDT 2009

I'd like a scorecard or stoplight view of the projects, that gives me health
and links.

But also if project leaders/contributors had a blog or some rss feed that we
could aggregate, we could get both context (what was in the rss feed) and
frequency (the number of entries) of project activity.  Google code provides
feeds for each code project for tool projects (ATOM feeds for Project
Updates could be used):

e.g. http://code.google.com/p/org2/feeds

For documentation projects or if a tool project has a blog, a simple blog
rss feed could be used.

I'd be happy to help with getting this in place when you want it.


On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 7:32 PM, Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:

> Mark,
> This is a great idea and one of the ideas we're trying to move forward with
> the Assessment Criteria 2.0.
> One of the reasons that we're pushing "project health" in the new criteria
> is so that we can have a way to determine how/who/when to "highlight" on the
> main home page.
> We're getting closer with the logistical infrastructure (project metadata),
> but it sounds like you might have some ideas on the the technical
> implementation side?
> -Jason
>   On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 7:03 PM, Mark Roxberry <mark.roxberry at owasp.org>wrote:
>>  Just a thought re: project updates, input, exposure.  Can we have
>> either a project tracking "widget" on the Home page that shows if
>> there is new activity on a project or maybe each project can have a
>> blog and we have something like the aggregated feed list but
>> specifically for projects?  Not sure what would be the best way, but
>> it would be at-a-glance of active projects.  The thought occurred to
>> me as we're working on the Report Generator project - short of
>> annoying the leaders mailing list or posting a message to a low
>> activity project mailing list, we are limited to our own marketing
>> effort.  We put some ideas together, have some mockups and are
>> starting to realize the app.  We would like input and exposure but
>> would also like to see other projects at the same time.
>> Would something like this be useful to others?
>> Mark
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