For the past couple of months, I've been working on Electowidget. Electowidget is a plugin for MediaWiki designed to make it possible to conduct Internet polls and elections using many different voting systems, including the Schulze method, Instant Runoff Voting, Approval voting, and even plain old Plurality.
Looks like Dan Libby posted a [Wikitech-l] MediaWiki OpenID patch. I'll have to give it a spin after I get done with my current project.
I haven't had a chance to update things on Spectaclar or engage in a while, but I've at least updated the Spectaclar news feed with some interesting things I've culled from the past month of backed up blog entries. I won't be very active on Spectaclar stuff for a little while longer, as I'm working… Continue reading Spectaclar: I’m not dead yet – news updates
I'm working on a PHP app that uses JSON, and I realized I needed a validator. Hrm...nothing seems to be out there. However, if I was using Ruby and YAML instead, I could use Kwalify. Alas, neither is an option for what I'm working on (an election plug-in for MediaWiki), so I'll have to wing… Continue reading I hope someone is working on Kwalify-type support for JSON/PHP
Grrr....I'm ticked off at myself for not posting here more. I went to OSCON and shared the love on Spectaclar. I haven't been as active as I'd like on Spectaclar, but things aren't completely dormant. I'm starting to mull over the idea of using Electorama as a testbed for some of the work that I'm… Continue reading Back from OSCON
I've implemented a news feed for Spectaclar that's a general purpose open source access control feed, that will probably also veer a lot into authentication, identity, and other single signon stuff. It includes updates on Spectaclar, but also incorporates outside blogs. It uses the reFeed component of reBlog. reBlog is very, very cool...it makes it… Continue reading New Spectaclar newsfeed
It's still pretty rough around the edges, but now there's a patch to add OpenID authentication support to Bugzilla. It's not ideal, as it still requires you to go through the email ping-pong process, but the good news is that once you tie an OpenID identifier to your BZ account, you can authenticate via your… Continue reading First cut at BZ/OpenID integration
I've been working on a bunch of miscellaneous stuff this week which are loosely related to the "Spectaclar" project: A lot of wiki cleanup - I think I got most of the dead links, so that there's at least stub articles everywhere there's a link Patch to MediaWiki - not a huge contribution, but one… Continue reading Spectaclar Updates
More on Spectaclar. Haven't done much today on the site, as I've been working on Mediawiki and riding my bike and enjoying being a slacker. There's a blurb that I just added to the site that's probably worth blogging. The primary focus for this site, at the time of this writing, is authorization, as opposed… Continue reading Spectaclar: Authorization first
Well, I'm ready to start talking about "Spectaclar", which is my new website (and hopefully community) around open source access control. I've written a rather long explanation of what Spectaclar is about. To summarize, I'm trying to find a few really good open source web applications, understand their access control mechanisms, and begin to try… Continue reading Spectaclar