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From Hernan Cunico <>
Subject Re: Changes needed to the website upon PRC communication
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2008 13:55:41 GMT
I wish we'd have had this discussion in early November, lot of feedback ;-)

I just restored the label and link as it was before the PRC communication.


David Jencks wrote:
> I agree
> thanks
> 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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