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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: do we need two FAQs?
Date Tue, 21 Dec 2004 00:18:33 GMT
You are correct about the commercial aspect of jGuru - I didn't think
of that.  No, there is no conflict of interest (adding FAQ entries is
not particularly exciting :)).  No, I'm not the only one thinking Wiki
is not the best choice.  However, it looks like people are leaning a
bit more towards the Wiki, so Wiki it is.  I'll try to get the XML dump
from jGuru, so we don't lose the effort.

I have a premium jGuru account, so I can search (Daniel mentioned one
can't search th FAQa) and I don't see the ads.  Again, I forgot the
regular vs. premium differences.

--- Steven Rowe <> wrote:

> I find it odd that the "official" FAQ for this important open source 
> project is maintained at an external commercial website.
> When I first visited the jGuru FAQ a couple of years ago, I was put 
> off by the "PREMIUM" notice next to Otis's name, and (for whatever 
> reason) got the impression that only paying members could access the 
> content.  I later figured out this wasn't true, but only after having
> abandoned the effort the first time (and this is exactly when a 
> project can least afford to put people off).
> Otis, check yourself.  It's true that you are the FAQ maintainer, but
> only you are agreeing to keep things as they are, in the face of
> vocal 
> opposition.  There is the *appearance* of a conflict of interest in 
> your stance (whether or not this is the case).
> In my opinion, the features jGuru provides do not win over those 
> available via the Wiki (especially when you consider the blaring 
> commercial messages you have to endure at jGuru).  And the benefit of
> having a single place to go for info about Lucene puts the Wiki on
> top 
> for me.
> +1 Wiki
> -1 jGuru
> Steve Rowe
> Daniel Naber wrote:
> > On Monday 20 December 2004 23:23, Otis Gospodnetic wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >> I'd remove the older,
> >>unmaintained one. jGuru one is more up to date.
> > 
> > 
> > Unfortunately the start page of it contains three fat ads, that's
> three too 
> > much for an Open Source project. Also it cannot be searched, and
> it's 
> > difficult to read because not only the question is in bold but also
> the 
> > category and the name. Almost all of this is better at both the 
> > sourceforge FAQ and a Wiki FAQ.
> > 
> > Regards
> >  Daniel
> > 
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