As with all web sites, we hope you can find the usual information in expected places. Whether you are looking for information on the ClearFoundation or the ClearOS software, the top menu system provides a bird's eye view of what we do. The ClearFoundation web site is not just a brochure of course. We provide a number of tools and applications to make things work:
- Community / Communications / Social Networking
- Online Forums
- Documentation / Wiki
- Translation Tools
- Bug/Project Tracker
Fortunately, we have managed to unify all these tools under one login.
In order to access any of the ClearFoundation web site tools, you will need to register and login to the site. You can find the login/logout actions in the top-right corner on every page of the web site.
The underlying backbone to all the web site tools is the community. Under the Community menu, you can
We encourage you to share some information about yourself so that others will know who you are and what you do. How would you describe what you do to someone from the other side of the world? We are certainly not asking for social security numbers, age, address, date of birth or any other private information. We encourage everyone to use their real name especially if you become very active in the community. We also encourage everyone to upload a picture of yourself to help personalize the sometimes mundane binary world we live in!
The privacy settings in your community profile lets you control who can view:
- Your profile information
- Your connections
- Your photos
These settings do not extend to forum posts or other integrated web applications.
Feel free to upload photos and videos. We especially like to see pictures of ClearOS systems from around the world. We know that ClearOS boxes find their ways to many corners of the world - from tiny islands in the Pacific to a safari tent in Kenya to a remote Arctic network!
The Community tool includes an important group feature. The group feature will be used for targeted announcements and discussions, as well as for providing additional privileges on the web site. For example, the Beta Testers group is where the day to day software development testing will be posted. Members of the Translators group will be able to access the translation system.
This is not a popularity contest! Though the concept is the same as Facebook or LinkedIn, its purpose is a little different. The Connections feature is tool that you can use to communicate with or simply track the day-to-day activities of an individual.
Forum discussions is the most popular way to communicate and share ideas. One little tidbit of advice: if you need to change your forum signature, please do so in your forum profile.
Whether you just have an itch to fix a typo or a desire to write a Howto, you can edit documents in the documentation system. In fact, you can even edit this one. When you login to the web site, you will see an Edit button at the bottom of the screen.
Whether you want to report a bug, squash bugs, or verify a bug, you can login to the web site to access the bug tracker. If you are particularly adept with bugs, you can join the neo-entomologist group (i.e. the Bug Squad).