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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: LucidWorks for Solr Reference Guide on front page?
Date Fri, 22 Jan 2010 17:39:17 GMT
I'm unclear where we are with this, but I've done the local forrest  
work to get this committed.

As for it being an "ad" - any of the "growing number of competitors"  
are welcome to get their books / reference guides added to the site  
also.  All it takes is a patch contribution and we'll get it added.   
Note that I'm only proposing we add a link to the reference guide, a  
free bit of documentation.

I plan to commit today barring any major objections.  We can always  
revise the site upon further discussion/patches.


On Jan 22, 2010, at 12:16 PM, Grant Ingersoll wrote:

> 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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