Subject: Re: [Ows_solutions] [NYCGA-IWG] is better
From: Tom Gillis
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 23:27:27 -0500

I like the idea of a standardized subdomain for ease of navigation.  I
don't really like it interms of centralizing services.  We could
config the services so that the subdomains could still be hosted
separately but andrew makes a good point that being on a url will
imply some level of endorsement.

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 11:25 PM, Andrew Mallis <> wrote:

Subdomains don't need to get created that often. There'd be an initial big
push, but then 1 or 2 people managing the DNS could handle it easily and
reasonably. A 24-48 hour turnaround seems manageable, given there is already
an expectation that propagation can sometimes take a while.
We could also require that all subdomains be approved by GAs.
An online request form for subdomain requests would be a fairly straight
forward thing.
A link to the GA minutes online would be required + contact info for
An IP to point the subdomain to.
I'll volunteer to work on this, if there is interest.
The are potential political issues, i.e.
Do we as occupations all want to be harmonized, standardized, etc?
Does the NY occupation want to restrict use of for thier services
only? For federated services only?
I'm thinking foremost of the good it will do a bunch of small cities with
urls like:

Andrew Mallis

On Nov 8, 2011, at 3:28 PM, Clayton Dewey wrote:

using for local occupations is a great idea because some jerk
bought up a lot of the common occupy names and has put up some weird occupy
political party stuff.  very annoying!!

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 1:07 PM, Devin Balkind <>

Evy, point taken about the word "leaks."  I won't use it anymore - I'll
use the term "disclosures".

Andrew, we agree about the potential for to host subdomains for
occupations.  I just requires a lot more organizing of developers.

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Andrew Mallis <> wrote:

just a thought, but as a base URL would seem to support
occupation-specific subdomains quite well, i.e.
some cities have a hard time securing a short, logical domain name.

Andrew Mallis

On Nov 7, 2011, at 2:38 PM, Devin Balkind wrote:

Hi folks.  I was informed a few hours ago that our very own Dan was the
owner of  I think that's a much better name than
occupyeverywhere,org for our technology group to organize around.

I propose we consolidate our projects under the URL.  Good
example is the following:

* =
* =
* =
* =
* =
I need someone to implement this in our civi.  Please connect with me if
you're interested.
* = consolidation of our lists.
* = network status information from freedom tower, etc
* =

Let's discuss and, if there's consensus, sprint this out after the spokes
council this evening.

Proposed copy for the front page of is here:

Devin Balkind

Devin Balkind

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