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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: References to "Apache OpenOffice"
Date Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:37:16 GMT
On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:07 AM, RGB ES <rgb.mldc@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2012/6/26 Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org>:
>> Dave Fisher wrote:
>>>
>>> Wearing my IPMC and PPMC hats. I've changed blog entry titles. Sorry
>>> for our oversight (or lack). Thanks for yours.
>>
>>
>> Was it really necessary? In the meantime, Rob had edited the blog entries to
>> insert:
>>
>> (Apache OpenOffice is currently undergoing Incubation at the Apache Software
>> Foundation.)
>>
>> and this seems a good trade-off to me, much more than adding "(incubating)"
>> to the title, which will confuse users, especially non-native speakers (but
>> also native speakers won't always be able to guess what "incubating" means
>> in this context).
>>
>> Honestly, I'd be for linking "undergoing Incubation" (in the clauses Rob
>> added) to Don's post https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/what_is_a_podling or
>> some more official explanation, and removing "(incubating)" from the titles.
>>
>> This would give all interested parties the opportunity to discover what
>> "incubating" means, which is probably the rationale behind the rule to use
>> "(incubating)" everywhere, and at the same time would keep titles easily
>> readable.
>>
>> Regards,
>>  Andrea.
>
> Agree: a couple of days ago a new user on the Spanish forums said she
> was afraid to download 3.4 because she believed that "incubating" was
> a synonym of "beta software" or something like that... OK, that was an
> extreme reaction, but most people are confused by the "incubating"
> term.
>

So the nice thing about putting the reference in the body of the post
rather than the title is that you can link it to the Incubator
website, something you can't do in the title.  So you can give it some
context.

-Rob

> Regards
> Ricardo

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