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From Michael Barry <mba...@cos.com>
Subject Re: Lucene [logo requirement]
Date Fri, 06 Jun 2003 10:49:53 GMT
Even if that isn't what Mark is proposing, I second removing (or at least
modifying) the logo requirement. I'm working on a Lucene based project for
my company.  We're going to go live with a beta shortly. I had the 
"powered by"
logo on the  search results page through dev and testing. I thought it was
going to squeak  by unnoticed  but removing it was on the last "fix-it" 
list. 
I'm trying to work  with management  to have at least some type of 
attribution
(meta tags, another  "tools" page, etc) but the graphic on the results 
page was
definetly nixed.
         -Mike

Doug Cutting wrote:

>>> I think you should stop insisting that the "powered by lucene" ad
>>> appears on search result pages in this manner:
>>> The management behind large-scale sites typically will not accept
>>> such advertisements on their pages. I don't agree with that but as a
>>> result the technical staff are typically forced to violate this code
>>> and using Lucene then becomes a guilty secret that the technical
>>> staff do not wish to share with the Lucene community. This means
>>> important sites do not appear on the "powered by lucene" list, which
>>> can only hurt the adoption of Lucene.
>>> If the requirement was changed to insist that sites were added to the
>>> "powered by" list I suspect we would see some more credible
>>> references appear. If these references included volumes of data and
>>> daily search volumes this would be of much greater help in "selling"
>>> Lucene.
>>
>
> Mark, I'm not sure exactly what you're proposing, that we just drop 
> the requirement altogether?  That would remove any incentive for folks 
> to ever add "Powered by Lucene", no?  Maybe that would be okay, since 
> we'd get more commercial sites listed in Lucene's "powered by" page, 
> which would be a net win for Lucene.  Is that what you're proposing?  
> I could live with that.  We could make the logo not a requirement for 
> listing in our "powered by" page, but rather just a recommendation.  
> Or did you have something else in mind?
>
> Doug


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