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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Preserving Legacy Content (was: Contributors versus Committers versus PMC members - AND USERS)
Date Sun, 26 Jun 2011 15:38:12 GMT
At this point infrastructure would be interested in
seeing the DNS zone file for openoffice.org, so we
can get some idea of how many different services
we're talking about.


If someone has that information, please forward it
to me privately.  Thanks.



----- Original Message ----
> From: Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com>
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Sun, June 26, 2011 11:33:09 AM
> Subject: Preserving Legacy Content (was: Contributors versus Committers versus 
>PMC members - AND USERS)
> 
> 
> On 26 Jun 2011, at 12:21, Rob Weir wrote:
> 
> > We have three basic  options for legacy content:
> > 
> > 1) Migrate it to a dynamic  equivalent, e.g. form to forum, list to
> > list, wiki to wiki.  This  might be using the same software or a
> > different one, though obviously  migration is more difficult cross
> > apps, especially in the absence of  standard formats.
> > 
> > 2) Archive the content statically, e..g.,  wget the entire wiki, forum
> > or list and store the static pages for  reference.  Ideally, search
> > engines and external links don't notice  the change.
> > 
> > 3) Ignore the legacy content and let it  disappear.
> > 
> > I think this is a case-by-case decision that we'll  want to make, based
> > at least partially on how how active the existing  service is.  If it
> > gets no writes, but many reads, then #2 might be  appropriate.  If it
> > is active with both reads and writes then that  would recommend #1.
> 
> I think option 2 ought to be our default for the  whole project, with all links 
>always working. From the discussions so far, it  seems we are likely to 
>establish new venues and modes of interaction that would  make option 1 an 
>exception, and option 3 is always to be avoided in a community  with as long as 
>legacy as OpenOffice.org
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> S.
> 
> 

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