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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: "LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice.org one year later"
Date Thu, 22 Sep 2011 18:54:23 GMT


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On Sep 22, 2011, at 6:13 AM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:

> On 22 September 2011 17:03, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> An interesting new article in Lwn.net by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier.
>> 
>> https://lwn.net/Articles/458974/
>> 
>> There are a couple factual errors there in describing our project:
> 
> Thanks Rob. I assume you have politely pointed the author at your corrections.
> 
> ...
> 
>> Of course, journalists of all stripes are busy people, with deadlines
>> and not a lot of time to fact check.  So anything we can do to make
>> progress on the project more obvious to the casual visitor might be a
>> good thing.  For example, when we have something as significant as the
>> successful Bugzilla migration, maybe that should get a blog post?
>> Maybe we can try to establish a regular cadence of posts, say every
>> two weeks?
> 
> +1
> 
> It would be great if someone would script the inclusion of these
> headlines into the homepage of the project site too (via the blog RSS
> feed).

I've studied how this is done on www.apache.org. We could aggregate recent issues, commits
and blogs. This would be crond scripted in a people (or other) account to republish every
hour. I'm on vacation and will stat thinking about this more seriously next week.

Dave

> 
> I wonder if it is also worth setting up a "planet" for OO.o
> contributors. We have http://planet.apache.org/, but this is across
> the whole foundation. If we could have, say, planet-ooo.apache.org
> then we could aggregate committers appropriately tagged feeds.
> 
> Ross
> 
> 
> -- 
> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> Programme Leader (Open Development)
> OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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