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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Jakarta Newsletter Issue 9 -- May-June 2003
Date Thu, 10 Jul 2003 22:10:17 GMT
on 7/10/03 4:21 PM Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:

> ...
> 
>>one of the consequences of encouraging the breaking up of jakarta is
>>that there are a lot more apache projects (whether they started in
> 
> ...
> 
>>if we do manage to get some momentum for an apache-wide newsletter, would
> 
> 
> Please please !
> 
> I think that none of us works in a vacuum across artificial boundaries.
> Virtually all systems I build at work or for play, mix and match things; a
> bit of XML here, some application language there, perhaps some java left,
> somea bit of apache to connect it safely to the internet; some PDF
> generation to keep PHB's happy, etc, etc.
> 
> XML, web and java are rarely separated; WS and ant straddle half our world
> - t is hard to think of any app server environment whilst ignoring bits of
> php or mod_perl, etc, etc
> 
> So an apache-wide newsletter would be great. And posting it to apache wide
> announce, or even xposting it to all announce mailing list - sure. I'd
> love that. Having it on the web is nice for archival too - but I certainly
> do not mind 5-25k of well written quality newsletter (like the recent one,
> or like apache week) delivered to my doorstep.
> 
> Keep up the good work - and think broad - there are no real boundaries in
> the ASF, except for those we invent ourselves.

I can hardly agree more with Dirk's view.

I think we should have an apache-wide newsletter and deliver it thru
announce@apache.org once a month.

At apachecon one of the most packed sessions is always the explaination
about all the different projects in one confy session.

This newsletter tells people about the "status quo" without having to
shop around for info. I think it would be a great tool to increase
crosspollination and awareness even for people inside the ASF (me first!)

-- 
Stefano.



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