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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ApacheCon: Getting the word out externally
Date Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:20:38 GMT
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
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[1] https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/d58b39ee2338f0247a095bd7c549b567bbbec12fb54ab4be5c97ddb0@1169613905@%3Cprivate.apr.apache.org%3E

>
>>
>> I ask because I have been completely unable to find even one site that
>> has this in place. If it is "required" we need to be doing a LOT better
>> job of communicating this to projects.
>>
>>
>
>
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> Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
> http://apachecon.com/ - @apachecon
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