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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: Lucene jGuru FAQ
Date Fri, 31 Dec 2004 15:42:15 GMT
Two questions:

1) Did we have the copyright to move the FAQs at jGuru over to a new
one? (I have to ask)

2) How about a new FAQ entry at jGuru:   "Where is the official Lucene FAQ?"  :)


On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 08:02:46 -0500, Erik Hatcher
<> wrote:
> On Dec 31, 2004, at 7:19 AM, Daniel Naber wrote:
> > Then basically my whole faq to wiki conversion was wasted time, as
> > we'll
> > have two FAQs again? That was the reason to move to the wiki: avoid
> > useless content duplication. Maybe jGuru should convert its FAQ to a
> > real
> > forum.
> It wasn't wasted time at all.  The "official" FAQ is now the wiki.
> We cannot stop, nor should we try, other forums from hosting Lucene
> related content.  JavaRanch, jGuru, TheServerSide, etc all have
> Lucene-related content.  jGuru is a forum _and_ FAQ.  A maintainer
> (Otis in this case, and myself for the Ant one) at jGuru is responsible
> for promoting forum entries to FAQ entries.
> I have mixed feelings about the jGuru situation as it relates to be
> personally as a co-maintainer of the Ant area.  I would like to see the
> quality jGuru system and content more open, but also understand their
> situation as a company.
> I strongly suspect that there is very little overlap between the
> communities of people that frequent the user list and these other
> web-based forums.  I personally prefer the e-mail list and the wiki as
> _the_ source of Lucene information.  Others, however, find that web
> forums handy.  jGuru's search is quite nice, though finding something
> specific on the wiki FAQ shouldn't be difficult either.
>         Erik
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