We have automated the rebuilding of Debian Stretch PHP7.0 packages and the provisioning of an APT repository to enable easy updates, using GitLab CI / CD and Ansible, because we found that our shared hosting web servers were hitting the default PHP maximum number of file handles, following is a write up of how we […]
Today, at an event in Sheffield, Independent Labour Publications relaunched their redeveloped WordPress website. The new WordPress templates have been painstakingly developed by a long standing partner member of Webarchitects Co-operative, Mina Neilson. The old site was also running WordPress but it hadn’t been updated for many years. Webarchitects sysadmins migrated the site from the […]
In contrast to the first and second gatherings of the Co-operative Technologists network, which were held over three days at the splendid Wortley Hall, the 2018 CoTech Hack was held at Space4 in London, the co-working space setup by Outlandish, on 29th and 30th November 2018. The two workers from Webarchitects who attended, Chris and Nick, […]
A friend from a project started over 15 years ago, pointed me at the Libre Hosters gathering in Amsterdam so, I thought, hey! that sounds interesting. I joined the irc chat room, and before long booked tickets to Amsterdam. Travelling by Eurostar would have been fun, but sadly it was twice the price, and would […]
Webarchitects Co-operative will charge £90 per hour for general technical support work and £120 per hour for development work from 1st December 2018.
The Government’s new Civil Society Strategy consultation includes co-operatives – because they’re part of ‘civil society’ in the Westminster mindset. With half-hearted approval, Co-ops UK notes that “where co-ops are going in terms of platforms, social action and worker control is too radical for DCMS [Department of Culture, Media & Sport] just now. “The Strategy […]
Challenges continue against the UK government’s mass interception programme, originally revealed by Edward Snowden. The European Court of Human Rights has found it contrary to rights to privacy, and freedom of expression. The new Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA) allows the Secretary of State alone to issue ‘warrants’ for deep data-mining (even by other nations’ […]
Welcome to the Webarchitects Co-operative blog, the intention is to post articles here, on a regular basis, that are related to the work of the co-operative, news from members of the co-operative and articles that we think will be of interest to members of the co-operative. This site is set up so that anyone with […]