Global Voices and its satellites are currently maintained, developed and designed by Jeremy Clarke with support and input from everyone in the community.
WordPress and Open Source
Global Voices is proudly powered by the open source blogging tool WordPress. We use a variety of public and internally designed plugins to extend and specialize our many sites, and depend on the many volunteer programmers who make WordPress and its plugins possible. Thanks!
The current site was designed and implemented by Jeremy Clarke, based on extensive dialogue with every level of the Global Voices community and team, including volunteer contributors, editors and founders.
Several of our earlier designs were composed by Boris Anthony, later in collaboration with Jeremy Clarke. Boris is responsible for the visual foundations of Global Voices, including our minimalist aesthetic and our beautiful logo.
The green icon in our logo is based on a West African symbol called “mpatapo” that stands for reconciliation, peacemaking and pacification. More info.
Server hosting for GVO is handled by RimuHosting, who have always treated us well. Under the hood we use the CentOS operating system, Apache web server and MySQL database server.
- Dan Collis Puro – For invaluable guidance and advice on sysadmin/Linux/Apache/MySQL issues (i.e. He helps keep Global Voices running fast and safe)
- Dan Braghis – Our Drupal expert who has done excellent work on Threatened Voices and the Technology for Transparency Project.
- Mike Migurski – For donating his time and energy putting together the beautiful maps that decorated the previous version of Global Voices.
- Patrick Tanguay – For sharing his CSS wisdom when we needed it most.
- Shawna Nelles – For help and inspiration designing the Rising Voices logo.