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From Donald Woods <dwo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Create a "Ready for Geronimo" page under Community
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2008 17:39:50 GMT


Joe Bohn wrote:
> Donald Woods wrote:
>> To foster more projects to test and support Geronimo, I'd like to 
>> float the idea of creating a new page under the Community navigation 
>> section on our home page called -
>>     "Ready for Geronimo"
>>
>> The content of this page would be -
>>   - known applications/frameworks that run on Geronimo
>>   - third-party provided plug-ins (like Liferay)
>>   - Geronimo provided plug-ins (like Roller)
>>
>> Each app/plug-in listing would contain -
>>   - description of the app/plug-in
>>   - A link to the provider's website (for download and license info)
>>   - A link to any docs (like manual config steps if needed)
>>   - which Geronimo releases the app/plugin is known to work on
>>
>> The lists could be in table or outline format (doesn't matter to me).
>> Here is an example -
>>   http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/GMOxSITE/Ready+for+Geronimo
>>
>> We'd also provide a "Ready for" graphic similar to the "Powered by 
>> Geronimo" one for other people to include on their websites and link 
>> back to this page, if desired.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>>
>> -Donald
> 
> I like the idea, although I'm a little concerned that the word "Ready" 
> is a bit ambiguous and does not clearly indicate what one would find 
> when they clicked on the link. Perhaps we could preface it with one more 
> word to give a better clue such as "Software Ready for Geronimo", 
> "Projects Ready for Geronimo", or something of that sort?

Was trying to create something along the lines of the "Eclipse Ready" 
and "Built on Eclipse" programs -
   http://www.eclipse.org/legal/logo_guidelines.php
   http://www.eclipse.org/artwork/


> 
> Another option would be to change the catch-phrase completely to 
> something like "Leveraging Geronimo" or "Utilizing Geronimo".   "Powered 
> by" and "_____ inside" have become fairly common  but "Ready for" isn't 
> quite as well known.
> 
> Apart from that I'd recommend that we keep the content for each item 
> fairly limited.  Perhaps permitting just a one line description and a 
> link to a project controlled website providing more detail on their 
> level of involvement with Geronimo.

Agree.  I was just cut-n-paste some items in for now to mock up a wiki 
page...


> 
> Joe
> 
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