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From Tim St Clair <tstcl...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: updating website copy
Date Thu, 04 Sep 2014 01:38:07 GMT
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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dave Lester" <davelester@gmail.com>
> To: "mesos" <dev@mesos.apache.org>
> Cc: "Jie Yu" <jiyu@redhat.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 3:54:31 PM
> Subject: Re: updating website copy
> 
> Just seeing this now, a few minutes after going live with the post. If
> folks are OK with Ben's initial draft I can update the website copy this
> afternoon.
> 

+1 from me.

> I don't anticipate the project description and website copy will be static,
> so perhaps we can organize a small group to discuss future improvements and
> also be responsible for keeping it up to date in the future. If you're
> interested in that (I know Joe chimed in with some thoughts about tweaks we
> could make) maybe we can form a small working group to think more-deeply
> about this and report back to the dev list.
> 

This could probably done on an as-needed basis. 

> Moving forward, I think positioning the project (including messaging on the
> website) will be important for communicating what Mesos is and for
> increasing adoption. Most Apache project websites have done an abysmal job
> at this, and left it to vendor websites to demonstrate their value
> proposition. 

+1 

> In the case of Mesos, I think there's a great opportunity for
> the Apache community to work together to make progress on the project
> website itself. Let me know if you're interested in digging deeper into
> this.
> 

Absolutely. 

> Dave
> 
> 
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 6:44 AM, Tim St Clair <tstclair@redhat.com> wrote:
> 
> > I figured I would retouch this thread given that Jie will be adding a blog
> > soon, I think the timing would be right for the website also.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Tim
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Benjamin Hindman" <benjamin.hindman@gmail.com>
> > > To: "dev" <dev@mesos.apache.org>
> > > Sent: Monday, August 18, 2014 10:47:54 AM
> > > Subject: updating website copy
> > >
> > > I believe it's high time to update the our website with some new copy
> > (what
> > > we have presently hasn't been updated for a while), and I wanted to reach
> > > out to you for feedback in the hopes of making some improvements before
> > > MesosCon (and my talk!).
> > >
> > > While I've always felt the most apt description for Mesos was as a
> > "kernel"
> > > in order to emphasize the power of the primitives for building new
> > > distributed systems, in the earliest days I tended on the conservative
> > side
> > > with my choice of language as I felt it was easier for folks to grasp
> > Mesos.
> > >
> > > But I feel like our project is at a level of maturity where that is less
> > of
> > > a concern, and my gut is that we should really embrace the kernel
> > messaging
> > > in order to leave folks with the right first impressions about the
> > > technology, especially with respect to what it facilitates today and what
> > > we hope it will facilitate tomorrow.
> > >
> > > I've pasted some new copy below that I'd love feedback on. We haven't
> > > really done much of a review process for the website in the past, but I
> > > thought I'd share this more widely in order to get any feedback before
> > > making any updates.
> > >
> > > Looking forward to seeing many of you at MesosCon this week!
> > >
> > >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > >
> > > Headline:
> > >
> > > Program against your datacenter like it’s a single pool of resources.
> > >
> > > Subhead:
> > >
> > > Apache Mesos abstracts CPU, memory, storage, and other compute resources
> > > away from machines (physical or virtual), enabling fault-tolerant and
> > > elastic distributed systems to easily be built and run effectively.
> > >
> > >
> > > Distributed Systems Kernel
> > >
> > >
> > > Mesos is a distributed systems kernel built using the same principles as
> > > the Linux kernel, only at a different level of abstraction. The Mesos
> > > kernel runs on every machine and provides applications (e.g., Hadoop,
> > > Spark, Kafka, Elastic Search) with API’s for resource management and
> > > scheduling across entire datacenter and cloud environments.
> > >
> >
> > --
> > Cheers,
> > Timothy St. Clair
> > Red Hat Inc.
> >
> 

-- 
Cheers,
Timothy St. Clair
Red Hat Inc.

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