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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Boosting participation and community in Apache Labs?
Date Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:24:34 GMT
On 23/07/2010 11:54, Ulrich Stärk wrote:
> What exactly do you have in mind? Just a simple tool that fetches an RSS
> item and sents it out as an email or do you also want it to do some
> formatting?

Well in my dream world I'd love something that gave us a magazine layout 
without anyone having to do anything.

In the real world something that pulled the teaser content of each of 
the appropriate blogs (i.e. those tagged as needing to be in the 
newsletter) and put it into a text document that gets committed to SVN 
and emailed to appropriate lists would do just fine to get us started.

We might, at a later date, want to think about some kind of editorial 
workflow. But lets not get complex right now, lets trust people to know 
what is important enough for a newsletter and what is not.


> On 23.07.2010 10:21, Ross Gardler wrote:
>> Right. I keep forgetting blog posts. It's possible to create
>> newsletters from them too (something like add a tag to include it in
>> the newsletter).
>> Now if only there were someone lurking on the comdev list looking for
>> a way to contribute to the ASF, some kind of RSS to newsletter thing
>> would be great (a manual process would do to start with), I'd mentor
>> that.
>> Sent from my mobile device.
>> On 23 Jul 2010, at 08:36, Bertrand Delacretaz<>
>> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 12:03 AM, Ross Gardler<>
>>> wrote:
>>>> ...If you want a suggestion, how about a quarterly "newsletter" to
>>>> be published
>>>> on the labs site and possibly mailed out to members@ and pmcs@...
>>> Or blog post...labs can easily get a blog under
>>> if needed.
>>> -Bertrand


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