Frequently Asked Questions
Find quick answers to our frequently asked questions here.
OpenMission is an IdentityMan Labs project designed to create software that supports churches and missionaries of the Christian faith in spreading the Gospel and fulfilling The Great Commission.
OpenMission currently provides a collection of feeds from missionaries and missionary organizations around the world so that you can become familiar with how missionaries are actively carrying out The Great Commission today.
A feed is a source of information that can be a blog, news site, or information from an organization that is served in an easily consumable format such as RSS or Atom.
A blog (short for web log) is a website that is frequently updated by one or more people about a wide variety of topics. Each update (or post) has a seperate list, much like an article, and the content available for that post. Blogs can also contain links to other blogs and can provide content such as pictures, videos, files, or other links to resources. Blogs can contain personal journals, news feeds, content updates, product updates, and pretty much any information the author wishes to share. A missions blog is the personal blog of a missionary or missionary family and thier efforts around missions work. Blogs use technologies such as RSS or Atom to syndicate thier content.
Blogs are usually located on a personal web site, or blog provider websites such as Wordpress, Google Blogger, Tumbler, and many others. Blogs can be self hosted by an individual, or maintained as a service by sites such as Google Blogger and WordPress.com.
RSS, which basically stands for Really Simple Syndication, is a technology that provides an open, platform-independent, list of a blogs posts and entries in an easy to consume format by other blogs or readers.
Atom is another technology alternative to RSS that represents a web or blog feed.