So, I wrote a letter to my congressman the other day to make sure he was on the same page as we are about Net Neutrality and the industry giants’ most recent attempts to skirt the FCC Net Neutrality rules. We thought the case was closed but the big guys like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast are all toeing the line again and testing to see what they can get away with under the new rules. Will the FCC uphold and enforce the rules they recently set? Good question! Without getting into the heavy details of what’s currently going on with Net Neutrality, the main reason I wrote this post is to share that I got a letter back from my congressman,
I thought I would share it with you because it shows you that your voice really does matter. When you do things like contact your congressman, it lets them know what the people that vote for them have on their mind. As elected officials, the smart ones know that their jobs are on the line and that they need to listen too, and send their voters’ message up the chain of command. Writing to your elected officials it is one of many ways to change the way things are done in the good ole’ US of A. The problem is, most people don’t know or think about using this very effective tool. When you see something you don’t like, email your congressman and let them know!
Here is what he wrote back:
A letter from congressman Patrick Murphy
Good Job Mr. Murphy, and thanks for your response.
GlowHost CEO Matt Lundstrom has been entered as the first $5,000 investor in a $35,000 Kickstarter project aimed at providing absolutely free Drupal training. The donation will provide the funds for 50 videos to be created to help users in the most recent version – Drupal 8.
The Drupal training videos, to be created by website training company OSTraining, are set to be released in the fall. Drupal is an open-source content management framework written in PHP. Drupal is often used by government sites including WhiteHouse.gov. The videos will cover site management, security backups, updates, and more.
“The goal of this Kickstarter is to give everyone free access to the very best Drupal 8 training,” says OSTraining CEO Steve Burge.
GlowHost’s CEO added “Customer satisfaction is what sets us apart. This opportunity was one way we can help our customers build more and better sites. We’re glad we could make that happen for them and we are excited to give back to the open source community.”
The GlowHost team has extensive experience in Drupal as well. Drupal is available as a one-click install to any GlowHost customer directly from their cPanel along with hundreds of other scripts.
The original Kickstarter goal was $10,000, which has been met. The campaign ended Friday, May 15th to coincide with the end of the largest annual Drupal event in the U.S. – DrupalCon in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.ostraining.com, https://www.glowhost.com, or https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stevebure/drupal-8-training-videos-help-us-make-drupal-magic .