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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: LucidWorks for Solr Reference Guide on front page?
Date Fri, 22 Jan 2010 17:16:52 GMT

On Jan 22, 2010, at 9:16 AM, Jan H√łydahl / Cominvent wrote:

> On 12. jan. 2010, at 16.27, Marvin Humphrey wrote:
>> I think it's good to link to outside publications, and it doesn't seem like a
>> problem to me that it's a related product.  News snippets linking to magazine
>> articles (especially positive reviews early on) are common fare on project
>> webpages.
> I'm positive to pointing to commercial stuff from the site and wiki, that's
> gonna benefit the overall Lucene community.
> But why front page, and why as an "ad" with an image? A more neutral, still 
> prominent placement would be on a new "Commercial" page linked to from the left
> menu. Although it's an excellent, it clearly is a marketing instrument 
> for Lucid, one out of a growing number of competitors in this field. There will
> be a growing need for more references to other commercial distros, plugins, 
> documentation and more, and such stuff should have a vendor neutral home.
> +1 for a text link from a new "Commercial" page.
> -1 for image ad on front page -- (unless the ad is paid and tagged as an ad)

Please note Apache has specific rules on commercial stuff.  Books are one thing, but "commercial"
page is a different story.
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