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  • Policy | Web Platform Blog
    side our license is CC BY or Creative Commons Attribution When users agree to the site license we all agree to honor this Failing to provide attribution or removing past attribution is a violation of the letter and spirit of this license Note that there are a couple of exceptions to this On the practical side attribution is used for fame and blame Fame is praising the original contributor for their content so people know who to credit and thank when they are reading learning from or reusing the content it also helps us to think about who to ask to do future work Blame is the flip side of the same coin it helps users and reusers to evaluate any possible bias on the part of the original contributor as well as identifying contributors who need guidance and spammers Provenance is a powerful and versatile tool On the motivational side we are lucky enough to have many primary bulk content contributors such as Google Microsoft Mozilla and Opera and we hope to have large numbers of community contributors over time In addition to altruism part of what motivates these contributors is that well deserved fame Remove that attribution and you undermine motivation and the project suffers Even people who don t want notoriety per se still have a sense of fairness and may be discouraged if their contributions are not afforded equal treatment potential contributors may be either encouraged or discouraged by seeing how contributions and attributions are handled For existing resources of course attribution itself is not enough they must be willing to contribute their content to Web Platform Docs Where the source material isn t already available under a compatible license we need to seek an agreement with the owners to reuse it under our license Even

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/category/policy/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Policy | Web Platform Blog
    side our license is CC BY or Creative Commons Attribution When users agree to the site license we all agree to honor this Failing to provide attribution or removing past attribution is a violation of the letter and spirit of this license Note that there are a couple of exceptions to this On the practical side attribution is used for fame and blame Fame is praising the original contributor for their content so people know who to credit and thank when they are reading learning from or reusing the content it also helps us to think about who to ask to do future work Blame is the flip side of the same coin it helps users and reusers to evaluate any possible bias on the part of the original contributor as well as identifying contributors who need guidance and spammers Provenance is a powerful and versatile tool On the motivational side we are lucky enough to have many primary bulk content contributors such as Google Microsoft Mozilla and Opera and we hope to have large numbers of community contributors over time In addition to altruism part of what motivates these contributors is that well deserved fame Remove that attribution and you undermine motivation and the project suffers Even people who don t want notoriety per se still have a sense of fairness and may be discouraged if their contributions are not afforded equal treatment potential contributors may be either encouraged or discouraged by seeing how contributions and attributions are handled For existing resources of course attribution itself is not enough they must be willing to contribute their content to Web Platform Docs Where the source material isn t already available under a compatible license we need to seek an agreement with the owners to reuse it under our license Even

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/tag/policy/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Register Now for W3Conf and Web Platform Doc Sprint, 21-23 February in San Francisco | Web Platform Blog
    pragmatic aspects of web standards stuff you can use today The opening session delivered by Mozilla s Janet Swisher and W3C s Doug Schepers will feature Web Platform Docs and community involvement Other speakers who have contributed to WebPlatform org include CJ Gammon on digital books Lea Verou on CSS secrets and Alexis Deveria on cutting edge web features along with many other great presentations See the full list of speakers and talks on the W3Conf site The closing keynote on CSS layout is by Eric Meyer and a twist on the classic browser panel will give voice to an authoring tool vendor and a developer and designer from the audience maybe you to represent the view from the trenches The accompanying Doc Sprint to bolster the content on Web Platform Docs will be held the day after the conference Saturday February 23rd at the Adobe office This is a free all day event where you can meet the developers behind WebPlatform org and learn how you can help create content on Web Platform Docs or even take the lead in areas that you re an expert on Contributing to Web Platform Docs is a great way to let your

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/01/w3conf-and-doc-sprint/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Intel Joins Web Platform Stewards | Web Platform Blog
    a new steward since the initial alpha announcement Intel has demonstrated their long standing commitment to standards open source software projects and education and has been a W3C member for many years We are excited that they are extending their commitment as a Web Platform Docs steward People who use Web Platform Docs want to know how to build web apps that perform well across devices and architectures Intel brings to the table a lot of experience with different systems and has indicated their plans to contribute to our documentation As we continue to improve the site refine our infrastructure and build up content in preparation for our formal launch we anticipate many more stewards will sign on and we are grateful that Intel is the first of these We actively invite other organizations to consider joining Intel along with Adobe Apple Facebook Google HP Microsoft Mozilla Nokia and Opera as a steward of WebPlatform org You can find out more on our stewards page Welcome Intel and thank you for your support Update Intel has announced their own developer site the Intel HTML5 Zone Over the coming months we will work with Intel to pool our resources to best

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2012/11/intel-joins-stewards/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Stewards | Web Platform Blog
    first company to sign on as a new steward since the initial alpha announcement Intel has demonstrated their long standing commitment to standards open source software projects and education and has been a W3C member for many years We are excited that they are extending their commitment as a Web Platform Docs steward People who use Web Platform Docs want to know how to build web apps that perform well across devices and architectures Intel brings to the table a lot of experience with different systems and has indicated their plans to contribute to our documentation As we continue to improve the site refine our infrastructure and build up content in preparation for our formal launch we anticipate many more stewards will sign on and we are grateful that Intel is the first of these We actively invite other organizations to consider joining Intel along with Adobe Apple Facebook Google HP Microsoft Mozilla Nokia and Opera as a steward of WebPlatform org You can find out more on our stewards page Welcome Intel and thank you for your support Update Intel has announced their own developer site the Intel HTML5 Zone Over the coming months we will work with Intel

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/category/stewards/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Live examples coming soon | Web Platform Blog
    and strengthen security This work will take some time but we are confident that when it s out you will agree with us that it was absolutely worth it This entry was posted in Uncategorized by Lea Bookmark the permalink 9 thoughts on Live examples coming soon boris on Nov 07 2012 at 9 26 am said Why dabblet dabblet do not execute any JavaScript easily So the webplatform is only CSS and HTML jsBin jsFidle and the very promising plnkr co would have been better Lea on Nov 07 2012 at 9 50 am said Boris I m afraid you missed this part The most significant of these changes is adding JavaScript integration a long overdue feature Christian Heilmann on Nov 07 2012 at 9 27 am said I hope the servers are beefed up for the traffic and there is good caching Nothing more annoying than a broken example Lea on Nov 07 2012 at 9 56 am said Hi Christian The way we are thinking of integrating it this won t be an issue The examples will still be stored in WPD and you would click a button to fiddle with them at least in the beginning Pingback Lots of improvements coming to dabblet Lea Verou Geoff G on Nov 07 2012 at 2 16 pm said Hi Lea Sounds pretty neat Your site dabblet com was one of the inspirations that led to http plnkr co I wonder how you plan on integrating javascript support Will you continue to take the jsFiddle Dabblet route of dynamically building the html scaffolding or will you move to an iframe based approach like Plunker If your approach is going to be the latter I think that you ll find that Plunker is already pretty well set up for that

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2012/11/live-examples-coming-soon/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Spreading the News | Web Platform Blog
    getting started possible future features answers to viewers questions and much more Take a look Have you used any unusual methods of telling friends and colleagues about WPD Keep it legal and keep it friendly and let us know what weird ways you re delivering the news about our site This entry was posted in Site News by Shepazu Bookmark the permalink 4 thoughts on Spreading the News Russ on Oct 12 2012 at 12 06 pm said Yes folks the sound DOES improve around 3 mins in Theo Hubenet on Oct 23 2012 at 5 08 pm said I don t need a tour of the website on how the resource is structured or can be navigated and searched Google does that for me and 99 9 of developers searching for answers ask Google So it is critical that the solution to my problem is indexed by Google and put top notch by relavancy rating with positive backlinks and vintage Many blogs many years old have the solution to problems seldom occurred but oh so important at the time you need it is this new blog taking into account that this centralizing of information for developers will have to

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2012/10/spreading-the-news/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Building Web Platform’s Infrastructure | Web Platform Blog
    APC for our PHP bytecode cache Two of our application servers run memcache with 2GB of cache per node combined that can hold all of our content plus more APC is installed on all application servers with a shared memory size of 240MB Horizontal scaling Even with good frontend caching we still have a fair number of requests hit the backend To handle this we deploy all applications on all application servers We put sessions in memcache and used our frontend caches to load balance between the application servers Though we deploy all applications to all application servers we are still able to move the traffic for the applications around to specific application servers if needed We split the applications into separate subdomains Each subdomain is a separate service in our frontend cache If Question2Answer starts eating too many resources and affects the performance of the site we could move it to a single application server and move the other services away from that server We handle different services on the application servers using a fairly generic virtual host configuration in Apache Having generic application servers also allows us to quickly scale if we need to add application servers We can launch new application servers deploy the code to them then add them to the Fastly configuration Shared storage MediaWiki and WordPress require storage of user uploaded files Since we have loadbalanced application servers we can t store the uploads locally We have two storage nodes running glusterfs with a replicated volume We share the volume to the application servers which mount the shares via the fstab Database replication with read write separation Assuming 5 of our traffic will be writes and we expect 10 logged in requests per second we expect a very low number of writes per second to our database We re using the standard lucid install of MySQL with replication enabled Very little tuning has been done since the writes per second are relatively low MediaWiki is the only special configuration It s using db2 for reads and db1 for writes Email We avoided setting up mail services We re using SendGrid for mail delivery and accept no incoming mail This may change in the future Monitoring We only needed a basic amount of monitoring for launch We re using ganglia to monitor resource usage For ganglia s configuration we have a single monitoring server That server has a gmond process per cluster gmond on every server talks to the appropriate gmond service on the monitoring server gmetad subscribes to each of those processes locally We re using the ganglia webfrontend package from Ubuntu s precise repository system Logging We re using three services for logging rsyslog syslog ng and udp2log We re using rsyslog and syslog ng for Apache error logs Apache is configured to send its logs to syslog local1 rsyslog on the application servers is configured to send its local1 logs to the deployment server The deployment server uses syslog ng to send

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2012/10/building-web-platforms-infrastructure/ (2016-04-29)
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