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From Antoine Levy-Lambert <>
Subject Re: An ASF newsletter
Date Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:08:58 GMT
Hello Ross,

this is a good idea.



On 7/23/2010 8:47 AM, Ross Gardler wrote:
> During a recent discussion on ComDev I found myself returning to the 
> old newsletter idea. Now that blogs are used increasingly in the ASF I 
> think we might be able to publish one without significant additional 
> human effort.
> Something like:
> - projects maintain a blog with whatever content they want
> - for important items (releases, new committers etc.) they add a 
> "newsletter" tag (I assume that this means roller will be able to 
> provide a constantly updating newsletter feed, but not sure about that)
> - periodically the "newsletter" items are pulled from the the blog and 
> an email sent out to appropriate lists with snippets from each item
> The goal is to provide an overview of the foundation for people who 
> don't want to subscribe to (and wade through) all the RSS feeds across 
> the foundation.
> I'm aware there is no editorial control here, we are trusting projects 
> to only tag important stuff. We may want to only allow one or two 
> entries per project in each publication to ensure that we get the most 
> important item in there.
> So, are press@ OK with ComDev proceeding with this? Any modifications 
> to the plan needed?
> Ross

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