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From Mathias Mullins <>
Subject Re: [Discuss]Apache wedbsite redesign
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2013 02:02:55 GMT

I think Donny's got the right idea though. I think the mission definitely needs to be highlights,
but other items that are maybe usually smaller need more attention to really engage. I loved
the fact of "Contributing for Non-commiters" and "events and meetups" 

Being a non-coder, I never realized there was so many ways to be a part of the community and
contribute to the community. I always assumed the "Open Source is for Coders". Past that download
it, use it and then complain/rave about it. 

Thank you,

On Feb 20, 2013, at 6:40 PM, "David Nalley" <> wrote:

>> I'm not a Windows8 user, but.. From a marketing perspective, there's
>> perhaps 3 calls for action?
>> - Do you want to know what CloudStack is? Go here
>> - Do you want to contribute? Go here
>> - Do you want to report a bug? Go here
>> - Get started? Download here
>> Most project sites devote most space to blurbing on how great / easy /
>> featureful the project is. The Get started is usually highlighted as well.
>> The rest of the stuff is usually smaller?
> Yes - our objectives (at least in my mind) should be (in this order):
> - Make people aware of what it is/does
> - Get them to consume (download - documentation)
> - Get them involved (filing bugs, submitting patches, etc)
> --David

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