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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: LIA2 on l.a.o/java OK?
Date Fri, 20 Feb 2009 13:50:51 GMT

I think Erik put it well.  I'd agree with that thinking even if I were not the co-author.
 Listing LIA2 on the Wiki is good (and done), but my fear is that only some people will find
it there.  I think showing LIA2 on the main page and making it a bit stickier than a regular
news item is a way to help Lucene users find it quickly.  When new books focused exclusively
on Lucene emerge they should get the same treatment, in my opinion.


----- Original Message ----
> From: Erik Hatcher <>
> To:
> Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 9:27:40 PM
> Subject: Re: LIA2 on l.a.o/java OK?
> On Feb 20, 2009, at 6:56 AM, Grant Ingersoll wrote:
> > Isn't that what is for?  I like 
> LIA as much as the next person,  but if we do it for LIA2 then it opens the door 
> for others 
> (

> which will likely clutter the page quite a bit.
> There is precedent.  Other books do make it to Apache sites.  iBatis has the 
> Manning cover in the lower-left sidebar: .  Wicket 
> has three big book covers: .  Struts more subtly: 
> .  ActiveMQ has a news blurb with big book cover: 
> As for other books making it there... that'd be fine by me to have a few book 
> covers shown on the home page.  I imagine we won't hear other authors even 
> asking.
> >  I just don't think we can imply that LIA2 is the "official book on Lucene".
> It's the only book dedicated exclusively to Lucene that I'm aware of, and all of 
> the co-authors are committers/PMC members and active members of the community.  
> It's about as "official" as it gets.
> Books on open source projects lend a great deal of credibility and I've seen 
> first hand that they are used as deciding factors when choosing a technology.  A 
> book means it is mature and has a good following.
> Personal bias noted - I support putting it on the home page, and also news 
> blurbs when there is activity, like when it goes to print and is available in 
> hardcopy.
>     Erik
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