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From Dave <>
Subject Re: Boosting participation and community in Apache Labs?
Date Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:37:27 GMT
> On 23/07/2010 12:45, Dave wrote:
>> I've written a bunch of utilities like the one you describe. It's
>> pretty easy to implement a Roller scheduled task that fires
>> periodically, reads the most recent X entries in a tag, forms an email
>> and sends it out. Are those really the complete requirements.

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 8:31 AM, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
> Pretty much, yes. I think it would be better to be teaser content rather
> than the complete content (there are RSS feeds for that). The idea is to
> provide a cross foundation summary of activities without requiring people to
> sift through all the project specific stuff.

If you use Roller for the blog, you'd put teaser comment would go in
the "Summary" field and full content would go in the Content field.

> On 23/07/2010 12:45, Dave wrote:
>> What blogs would be included in the newsletter? You could create and
>> designate one blog to be the Labs blog or look for the Labs tag across
>> all blogs.

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 8:31 AM, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
> I'm thinking that projects should be encouraged to release their news items
> through their own blog. Let me run the idea past press@ and see what they
> think. Assuming press@ are OK with it I'll post a mail to the appropriate
> lists and see if there is sufficient buy-in (i.e. we would get enough
> content to make it worth the effort).

Either way should be easy with a Roller task we could pull from one
blog or the whole site.

- Dave

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