Drupal Development community acts with a form of artificial intelligence

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 12/22/2004 - 11:20.

The Drupal Development community - active open source communities - act with a form of artificial intelligence as independent developers and community groups develop modules and enhancements around the world and bring the value back to the core, where that value may be freely accessed around the world... self-learning and healing. At the Drupal.org site this week are posted two important examples of this process, so remarkable and beautiful, as the community addresses hated spam and collaborates and works to openly share documentation on Drupal, under "copyleft" terms of Creative Commons. See collaborative intelligence in action - read the related postings...

Fighting back at spam

Jeremy@kerneltr... - December 10, 2004 - 19:56

Over the past few months, the spam module
has evolved from a simple idea to a fully functional collection of
tools that can automatically deal with spam comments and other spam
content posted to a Drupal powered website. The module currently
provides four methods for detecting spam: a trainable Bayesian filter,
support for manually entered custom filters, the ability to count
number of links in content, and detection of content posted from open
email relays.

Calling all Drupal handbook contributors: Announcing Creative Commons licensing

cel4145 - December 8, 2004 - 06:26

Drupal handbook contributors have been generous with their time in
developing documentation for others to use in the spirt of open source.
Drupal needs your help for just a moment with another task: approving a
formal, copyleft licensing agreement for the Drupal handbook. A
copyleft license would

  • make clear that Drupal community members can use the documentation
    in the Drupal handbook in other contexts, such as revising and
    developing site specific help docs.
  • allow the integration of already existing Drupal documentation
    being developed outside of drupal.org by Bryght, CivicSpace, and others.
  • eliminate potential legal conflicts over rights of use.

Thus, the Drupal handbook is moving to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.
This will allow anyone to copy, modify, and distribute revised
documentation from the Drupal handbook as long as any copy or new
version is released under the same license and attributes drupal.org as
the original source.

In order to implement this change, Drupal needs the permission of
all handbook contributors. If you have contributed any new or revised
pages to the Drupal handbook, please notice your agreement to this
licensing scheme by logging in and replying to this post. Below is a
list which contains the majority of handbook contributors if you are in
doubt whether or not you contributed documentation.