"Count what is countable. Measure what is measureable. What is not measureable, make measureable." -- Galileo

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Blog Action Day and Plone

October 15 is Blog Action Day and the topic this year is global water quality.  Together with US Fund for UNICEF, they're helping to build a movement of people across the world calling on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to accelerate the UN's work to supply clean, safe drinking water to the world's poorest populations.  Several initiatives are at work:

Raise funds for water: Change.org partnered with leading organizations to enable folks to raise money to provide clean drinking water to those in need. You can directly donate through Water.org, an organization co-founded by Matt Damon. Just $25 provides clean water for a lifetime for one person.

Spread the Word: Help to spread the word about Blog Action Day 2010 across the web. Take a moment to tell your friends to sign up via email, Facebook and Twitter. The more voices that are involved in the conversation, the greater the collective impact.

What, you might ask, does any of this have to do with Plone?  Turns out my oldest active Plone portal is http://waterportal.sandia.gov.  It's a collaborative workspace for teams all over the world to share water data, hydrogeological models, and other information about a resource that can be a contentious regional issue.  Waterportal is now over six years old, still chugging along on Plone 2.5.  We have workgroups from the Middle East, Central Asia, and the United States all sharing expertise and interest in clean, safe water.

Maybe this Oct. 15 I'll do a pro bono upgrade of waterportal to Plone 3. 

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1 comment:

Erin Swanson said...

Caught wind of your post - thanks for helping us spread the word and joining us for BAD10!