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From Steven Rowe <>
Subject Re: do we need two FAQs?
Date Tue, 21 Dec 2004 00:06:47 GMT
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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