Essence of a web week: Issue 111

Amazee Labs Current Affairs

Open Source

Dries Buytaert: A method for giving credit to organizations that contribute code to Open Source
Dries Buytaert, the spiky haired founder of Drupal, offers a suggestion how to increase the visibility of code contributions in Open Source projects. Thus hopefully encouraging a wider audience to contribute to projects, which can result in faster resolved issues.


YouTube: Drupal Association
DrupalCon Austin is history. If you didn't manage to attend the conference or a specific session you can view recordings of the sessions, like the opening keynote, on the Drupal Association's YouTube account.


Engadget: Google's new Chrome add-on secures your email every step of the way
This week Google announced an option for end-to-end encryption of emails for Chrome based Gmail users. While it's currently only available in an alpha release it's certainly worth looking at. However Google's history regarding privacy issues means that a healthy portion of scepticism is certainly appropriate.

World Cup

Google Maps: Brazil's World Cup Stadiums
The World Cup is only days away. Google fittingly created street views of the tournament stadia. It's probably the closest us mere mortals will get to share the same view, as the players will have. If that isn't good enough you still have to option of a pitch invasion, which we don't recommend.

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