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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: LIA2 on l.a.o/java OK?
Date Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:50:57 GMT

On Feb 23, 2009, at 13:24, Chris Hostetter <>  

> : I'm OK with LIA2 on the front page - as Erik suggests it does help  
> lend
> : credibility to a project.
> +1 to more visibility to books focused on lucene on "official" www  
> site
> pages (not just hte wiki)
> +1 to prominent display via a section on the main page like wicket
> currently has, with links to more info on each book (those links could
> easily go to wiki pages if we don't want to have to maintain the full
> detail pages in forrest) .. the News section is too long/outdated  
> anwyay,
> so shortening it up to help make books more visible is a good thing.
> : So the test-case for this statement would be - what if there was a
> : terrible book published? I can't see it happening myself but you  
> have to
> : ask if there is some inferred recommendation of quality on any  
> links we
> : provide.
> site changes are commits, they (will) happen because someone submits a
> patch and someone (possibly the same person) commits.  if no on  
> thinks a
> book is worth promoting, no one will submit a patch.  if someone does
> submit a patch, but the community concessus is that a book is bad and
> shouldn't be mentioned on the site, then the patch won't get  
> committed (or
> will get rolled back if the concensus is retroactive).
> If each book links to a wiki page then people can be free to write
> whatever comments/opinions about books they want, even if there  
> isn't a
> clear community concensus to withhold a book from the site.
> : > It's the only book dedicated exclusively to Lucene that I'm  
> aware of, and all of
> What about the JP and DE books listed on the Resource page?  from  
> what i
> can tell, they seem to be focused entirely on Lucene.  (if the goal  
> is to
> promote Lucene books to promote Lucene adoption we shouldn't be  
> exclusive
> to English langauge books just because english is currently the LCD  
> of hte
> community)
>> 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.
> (FWIW: i have no bias here, but i still concur)
> -Hoss
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