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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [WWW][Policy] Participate! - Rewriting contributing.openoffice.org
Date Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:59:04 GMT
On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 8:05 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:

>
> On Nov 25, 2011, at 3:16 PM, Kay Schenk wrote:
>
> > On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 3:25 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >> On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 10:10 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> <snip>
> >>
> >>>
> >>> I agree that we can be quick. We will ask Apache Infra to permanently
> >> redirect contributing.openoffice.org to our new page either to
> >>>
> >>> http://ooo-site.apache.org/participate/
> >>>
> >>> or
> >>>
> >>> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/participate/
> >>>
> >>> As long as there is a simple page in place the infra change can proceed
> >> independently from the content correction.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> 3) From what I've been told, the plan is to switch the ooo-site live
> >>>> within a couple of weeks,
> >>>
> >>> Well, next few weeks. I'm contemplating a more direct approach and
> >> pruning approach that must proceed specially for several subdomains.
> >>>
> >>> downloads.oo.o is another discussion and it goes as far away from the
> >> podling site as possible.
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> So.... it seems to me that anything that can be done now, in the short
> >>>> term, is more useful.  We can always refine it over time, add to it.,
> >>>> expand it, make it more friendly, etc.  But almost anything is better
> >>>> than the 100% incorrect information that is on the website now.  So
> >>>> I'd recommend, per my original proposal, that we just put a 1-pager
up
> >>>> for now, directing volunteers to ooo-dev.  Unless, of course, someone
> >>>> actually is volunteering to do more in this same timeframe.  Doing
> >>>> more later is fine as well.  But let's keep the focus on what can be
> >>>> done in, say the next two weeks.
> >>>
> >>> Agreed. Keep it simple and then refine it. I think it will turn some
> >> attention to the AOO podling's story.
> >>
> >>
> >> Let's try to restart this thread, since it appears entropy got he best
> >> of it in the first try.
> >>
> >> We currently have this on the Podling website:
> >>
> >> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/get-involved.html
> >>
> >> Can we update that as needed and just direct the participate page to
> that?
> >>
> >> One higher level issue we have is that we have never reached consensus
> >> on how the Apache-domain project site and the openoffice.org site
> >> relate.  I'll start another thread on that/
> >>
> >> -Rob
> >>
> >>
> >>>
> >>> Regards,
> >>> Dave
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> -Rob
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >
> > Rob--We can certainly do this pretty quickly if that's what we TRULY
> want.
> > I don't see any responses to this in the last 4 days.
> >
> > My only concern/objection is that if we did this, the "users" are bounced
> > out of the user portal and into what we are now considering the
> "developer"
> > portal, but, oh well.
>
> This is a concern, but I think that this is the correct action - if a user
> wants to participate then they are engaging at Apache.
>
> I think it will be important that the "get_involved" page has been updated
> and that the PPMC (and our mentors) are happy with it.
>
> >
> > How about if we don't hear any major objections by say, Dec. 1, I'll go
> > ahead and make this change (redirect contributing/index.html to this).
> > Nothing is in concrete, we can always go back or do something else.
>
> I am back home and will be thinking through a number of details and a
> larger plan.
>

Oh good! We have LOTS of details to work out that's for sure. I hope I can
accomplish the redirect through a meta redirect in a header for now -- thus
preserving the content. However, with the current CMS, hmmm....not sure if
I can get this to work. We'll see.


> Regards,
> Dave
>
> >
> > --
> >
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > MzK
> >
> > "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged
> > by the way its animals are treated."
> >                              -- Mohandas Gandhi
>
>


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