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From leosim...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r375015 - in /incubator/public/trunk: site-author/index.xml site-publish/index.html
Date Sun, 05 Feb 2006 12:40:04 GMT
Author: leosimons
Date: Sun Feb  5 04:39:57 2006
New Revision: 375015

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs?rev=375015&view=rev
Log:
Rewrite/reword the front page, and make it more hyperlinky -- according to http://www.useit.com/alertbox/,
more and more web users are ignoring menus...

Modified:
    incubator/public/trunk/site-author/index.xml
    incubator/public/trunk/site-publish/index.html

Modified: incubator/public/trunk/site-author/index.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs/incubator/public/trunk/site-author/index.xml?rev=375015&r1=375014&r2=375015&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- incubator/public/trunk/site-author/index.xml (original)
+++ incubator/public/trunk/site-author/index.xml Sun Feb  5 04:39:57 2006
@@ -5,41 +5,45 @@
   </properties>
   <body>
     <section id="What+Is+It">
-      <title>What Is It?</title>
-      <p>The Incubator project was created in October of 2002 to provide an
-entry path to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for projects and codebases
-wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts. All code donations from
-external organisations and existing external projects wishing to move to Apache
-will enter through the Incubator.</p>
+      <title>About the Apache Incubator</title>
+      <p>The Incubator project is the entry path into
+<a href="http://www.apache.org/">The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)</a> for
+projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts. All 
+code donations from external organisations and existing external projects
+wishing to join Apache enter through the Incubator.</p>
       <p>The Apache Incubator has two primary goals:</p>
       <ul>
-        <li>Ensure all donations are in accordance with our legal standards</li>
-        <li>Develop new communities that adhere to our guiding principles</li>
+        <li>Ensure all donations are in accordance with the ASF
+        <a href="http://www.apache.org/licenses/">legal 
+        standards</a></li>
+        <li>Develop new communities that adhere to our
+        <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html">guiding
+        principles</a></li>
       </ul>
+      <p>There is a lot more detail available on <a href="/resolution.html">what
+      the incubator is responsible for</a> and <a href="/howwework.html">how
we
+      do that</a>. Please see the menu on the left.</p>
     </section>
-    <section id="The+Apache+Software+Foundation">
-      <title>The Apache Software Foundation</title>
+    <section id="About The+Apache+Software+Foundation">
+      <title>About The Apache Software Foundation</title>
       <p>The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal, and
 financial support for a broad range of open source software projects. The
 Foundation provides an established framework for intellectual property and
-financial contributions that simultaneously limits contributors potential legal
-exposure. Through a collaborative and meritocratic development process, Apache
-projects deliver enterprise-grade, freely available software products that
-attract large communities of users. The pragmatic Apache License makes it easy
-for all users, commercial and individual, to deploy Apache products.</p>
+financial contributions that simultaneously limits the potential legal exposure
+for the contributors. Through a collaborative and meritocratic development
+process, Apache projects deliver enterprise-grade, freely available software
+products that attract large communities of users. The pragmatic Apache License
+makes it easy for all users, commercial and individual, to deploy Apache
+products.</p>
       <p>You can find out <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/"
-         >more about the ASF</a>.  In the ASF, the main unit of participation
-         is the individual.  Individuals may have <a
-         href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/roles.html">one or more roles
-         in the ASF</a>.</p>
+         >more about the ASF</a>.</p>
     </section>
     <section>
-      <title>New website design</title>
-      <p>The Incubator has just switched to a new website design to make it
-         easier for us to maintain the site.  However, there may be broken
-         links or poorly formatted content as we complete the conversion.
+      <title>Patches welcome!</title>
+      <p>Like everything else at the ASF, this website is a joint effort, and
+         your help in improving it is most welcome.
          Please send <a href="guides/website.html">any website patches</a> to
-         the general@incubator list.  Thanks!</p>
+         <a href="/howtoparticipate.html#Mailing+lists">the general@incubator mailing
list</a>.  Thanks!</p>
     </section>
   </body>
 </document>

Modified: incubator/public/trunk/site-publish/index.html
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs/incubator/public/trunk/site-publish/index.html?rev=375015&r1=375014&r2=375015&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- incubator/public/trunk/site-publish/index.html (original)
+++ incubator/public/trunk/site-publish/index.html Sun Feb  5 04:39:57 2006
@@ -68,45 +68,50 @@
     <!-- CONTENT -->
     <td align="left" valign="top" class="content">
                 <h2><img src="/images/redarrow.gif" />
-   <a name="What+Is+It">What Is It?</a>
+   <a name="What+Is+It">About the Apache Incubator</a>
 </h2>
 <div class="section-content">
-<p>The Incubator project was created in October of 2002 to provide an
-entry path to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for projects and codebases
-wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts. All code donations from
-external organisations and existing external projects wishing to move to Apache
-will enter through the Incubator.</p>
+<p>The Incubator project is the entry path into
+<a href="http://www.apache.org/">The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)</a> for
+projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts. All 
+code donations from external organisations and existing external projects
+wishing to join Apache enter through the Incubator.</p>
 <p>The Apache Incubator has two primary goals:</p>
 <ul>
-        <li>Ensure all donations are in accordance with our legal standards</li>
-        <li>Develop new communities that adhere to our guiding principles</li>
+        <li>Ensure all donations are in accordance with the ASF
+        <a href="http://www.apache.org/licenses/">legal 
+        standards</a></li>
+        <li>Develop new communities that adhere to our
+        <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html">guiding
+        principles</a></li>
       </ul>
+<p>There is a lot more detail available on <a href="/resolution.html">what
+      the incubator is responsible for</a> and <a href="/howwework.html">how
we
+      do that</a>. Please see the menu on the left.</p>
 </div>
            <h2><img src="/images/redarrow.gif" />
-   <a name="The+Apache+Software+Foundation">The Apache Software Foundation</a>
+   <a name="About The+Apache+Software+Foundation">About The Apache Software Foundation</a>
 </h2>
 <div class="section-content">
 <p>The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal, and
 financial support for a broad range of open source software projects. The
 Foundation provides an established framework for intellectual property and
-financial contributions that simultaneously limits contributors potential legal
-exposure. Through a collaborative and meritocratic development process, Apache
-projects deliver enterprise-grade, freely available software products that
-attract large communities of users. The pragmatic Apache License makes it easy
-for all users, commercial and individual, to deploy Apache products.</p>
-<p>You can find out <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/">more about the
ASF</a>.  In the ASF, the main unit of participation
-         is the individual.  Individuals may have <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/roles.html">one
or more roles
-         in the ASF</a>.</p>
+financial contributions that simultaneously limits the potential legal exposure
+for the contributors. Through a collaborative and meritocratic development
+process, Apache projects deliver enterprise-grade, freely available software
+products that attract large communities of users. The pragmatic Apache License
+makes it easy for all users, commercial and individual, to deploy Apache
+products.</p>
+<p>You can find out <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/">more about the
ASF</a>.</p>
 </div>
            <h2><img src="/images/redarrow.gif" />
-   New website design
+   Patches welcome!
 </h2>
 <div class="section-content">
-<p>The Incubator has just switched to a new website design to make it
-         easier for us to maintain the site.  However, there may be broken
-         links or poorly formatted content as we complete the conversion.
+<p>Like everything else at the ASF, this website is a joint effort, and
+         your help in improving it is most welcome.
          Please send <a href="guides/website.html">any website patches</a> to
-         the general@incubator list.  Thanks!</p>
+         <a href="/howtoparticipate.html#Mailing+lists">the general@incubator mailing
list</a>.  Thanks!</p>
 </div>
          </td>
     <!-- RIGHT SIDE NAVIGATION -->



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