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From Olivier Lamy <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ALL] Improving Commons public relations
Date Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:30:18 GMT
Huge +1

2013/7/5 Benedikt Ritter <britter@apache.org>:
> Hi,
>
> we had this discussion lately where we talked about attracting new
> contributors for commons [1]. Over the past few days I've been thinking
> about this topic again and I've come to the conclusion that there are
> several things we could do to improve our "public relations".
>
> Here is a list of things that I would like to change (and by this I mean,
> that I volunteer to do the work ;-)
>
> 1. Make commons more visible in coding social media
>  - request git mirrors for every proper component, so that everything is
> also at github
>  - add all proper components to Ohloh (and clean up the existing ones)
>  - create a Twitter account where we can post news from commons. The Mesos
> project already has such an account. [2]
>
> 2. Make the website more attractive
>  - Use a modern design - I don't know who said it, but I loved it when
> someone said "our website looks like we're java 1.3 users". Well, this is
> true. Simone made several attempts to make commons switch to the maven
> fluido skin [3,4,5]. I think the time has come to finally do something
> about the website.
>  - include a news section on the main page - Having all the components
> listed on the home page is a good thing for navigation, but what I'm really
> interested in, are news about the development. A new git mirror has been
> created? Cool, thanks for telling me. Collections 4 alpha1 has been
> released? Good to know, I'll download it right away. No need for a big fat
> list that contains all components when most people probably only use a few.
>
> WDYT?
> Benedikt
>
> [1] http://markmail.org/message/o7ef6o4ahe23k5iu
> [2] https://twitter.com/ApacheMesos
> [3] http://markmail.org/message/tkh4yqfcqg5i444g
> [4] http://markmail.org/message/jnlyhbh5yq3zp54t
> [5] http://markmail.org/message/jk4addjqw67476bk
>
>
> --
> http://people.apache.org/~britter/
> http://www.systemoutprintln.de/
> http://twitter.com/BenediktRitter
> http://github.com/britter



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Olivier Lamy
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