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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: ApacheCon: Getting the word out externally
Date Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:51:50 GMT


On 08/22/2016 07:20 PM, sebb wrote:
> On 22 August 2016 at 20:08, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 08/22/2016 02:48 PM, Rich Bowen wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On 08/22/2016 12:01 PM, sebb wrote:
>>>>> Short of the infra-run places, I don't recall any project web site
>>>>>> actually using this anymore, but I'm open to being proved wrong :)
>>>> JMeter is one such.
>>>>
>>>> It's possible that others use it, given that all sites are supposed to
>>>> include a link to Apachecon.
>>>
>>> What does "supposed to" mean in this context? Who says? Where is this
>>> documented, and who is on duty to enforce it?
>>
>> Note: That's probably a bit of a rhetorical question, now that I am "VP
>> Conferences", but I honestly can't remember any actual policy discussion
>> when Leo put this in place back in 2006 or so, and since we've NEVER
>> done anything in terms of actually requiring projects to do this, it
>> seems a little late now to try to go back and force this into every
>> site's layout.
>>
>> Having said that, I'm going to try to *encourage* projects to link to
>> the ApacheCon site, but I don't think that a text file in the www-site
>> svn repo counts as "documented policy".
> 
> I was referring to requests such as the following [1], sent to all
> PMCs in Jan 2007 by David Nalley:
> 
> --------------------------
> Please help to promote ApacheCon amongst your project community
> by linking from your project websites.
> 
> Notes about how to display images and links to upcoming ApacheCon events.
> http://www.apache.org/ads/
> http://www.apache.org/ads/adserver.txt
> --------------------------
> 
> [1] https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/d58b39ee2338f0247a095bd7c549b567bbbec12fb54ab4be5c97ddb0@1169613905@%3Cprivate.apr.apache.org%3E
>

Awesome. Got it. And I've neglected to renew that reminder over the last
10 years. Need to start doing that again. :)

Ok, I'll work on acquiring various other sizes of images, and encourage
the projects to use them. Thanks.




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Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
http://apachecon.com/ - @apachecon

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