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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Changes needed to the website upon PRC communication
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2008 07:31:12 GMT
I agree
david jencks

On Feb 5, 2008, at 6:08 PM, Kevan Miller wrote:

> On Nov 6, 2007, at 5:04 PM, Hernan Cunico wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> the Apache PRC has sent a communication to all PMC's about how we  
>> (I mean Apache projects in general) "thank" sponsors for their  
>> contributions to the projects on the project's website. This type  
>> of acknowledgment is not considered official from Apache, in fact  
>> gets in the way for promoting the official ASF Sponsorship and  
>> Thanks! programs.
>> Going to a more concrete example on our website, we have a  
>> "Powered By" page. This page has a misleading title for a start;  
>> we have been carrying this one along for a very long time and I  
>> doubt it is up to date anyway. The "Powered By" page provides a  
>> list of companies rendering services and support for Apache  
>> Geronimo. So, at a minimum, we should change the page title to  
>> something more representative.
>> The other acknowledgment we have is with "Graphics by Epiq", these  
>> are folks who got voted for their designs when we overhauled the  
>> website and console. This one falls into the same category as the  
>> "Powered By" page for which the PRC communication seems to be  
>> specifically targeted to.
>> The Search box also shows "Powered by Google Search", however this  
>> might be a different case as this is an indicative of the type of  
>> search the user will actually run -> external Google search on the  
>> Geronimo site.
>> I just added the official "ASF Sponsorship" and "ASF Thanks" links  
>> to the Community menu box on the left as instructed in the PRC  
>> communication. We still need to determine how to deal with  
>> "Powered By" and "Graphics by Epiq". The former should be at least  
>> renamed if not removed altogether, the latter should be removed I  
>> think.
> Hernan,
> I missed part of this note the first time. So, apologies...
> Regarding the "Graphics by Epiq" thank-you link we had on our web  
> pages: the request from the ASF PRC was to "track and monitor" our  
> "Thank You" pages. The basic idea is, make sure that we are giving  
> thanks for something significant and don't give away advertising  
> that is out of proportion to the donation. The PRC's intent is to  
> encourage ASF Sponsorship, not to prevent a well-earned thank you.  
> At least this is how I interpret the PRC request...
> I think the Geronimo "G" graphics merit the continued gratitude of  
> the Geronimo project. I'd like to see our little thank you  
> restored. Would you be ok with that? How do others feel?
> --kevan

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