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From Joe Bohn <joe.b...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: Changes needed to the website upon PRC communication
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2008 02:17:01 GMT
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
> 
> 

I agree.  Epiq put a lot of time and effort into our graphics and went 
out of their way to accommodate our requests with several iterations.  I 
think they deserve a reference and I think spirit of the is to thank 
those who contribute.

Joe


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