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From Jean-Baptiste Onofré ...@nanthrax.net>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Karaf marketing
Date Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:41:02 GMT
Hi Jamie,

big +1 to invite NOSOS and OpenDaylight guys !

Actually, I'm also thinking a "Karaf Powered" section on the website to 
give place to communities and companies using Karaf.

Regards
JB

On 11/12/2015 10:39 AM, Jamie G. wrote:
> Wow, nice job on the demo website :)
>
> Another group to discuss Karaf user meet ups is with the OpenDaylight
> community - they already have a large network of SDN meet up groups,
> they're all Karaf users by default now.
>
> Cheers,
> Jamie
>
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 6:06 AM, Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@nanthrax.net> wrote:
>> Hi Achim,
>>
>> thanks for the update, and great idea about the naming. I will update the
>> site proposal accordingly.
>>
>> For the asciidoc, that's the purpose: link the doc directly in the karaf and
>> karaf-boot samples.
>>
>> For the meetup, for now, I'm talking with potential sponsors. I will get
>> back to you soon.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Regards
>> JB
>>
>>
>> On 11/12/2015 08:49 AM, Achim Nierbeck wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi JB,
>>>
>>> great design for the website.
>>> Just one small "critique" I would like to see all Projects of beeing equal
>>> to each other, so no "sub-projects" anylonger.
>>> Therefore my idea would be to call Karaf -> Karaf-Container (at least in
>>> the docs) to show that all of the "sub-projects" are equal in terms of
>>> priority to us.
>>> This would result in a Karaf-Container, Karaf-Decanter, Karaf-Cellar,
>>> Karaf-Cave and last but not least Karaf-Boot on our new website.
>>> This in combination with the new Asciidoc related documentation should
>>> help
>>> a lot.
>>> Regarding recipes in the docs, this is where asciidoc comes in real handy
>>> cause we can actually link to "online" resources in the asciidoc sources
>>> which will be rendered
>>> during rendering time. That reduces code duplication, and makes it much
>>> easier to point to sample code or test code which already exists in our
>>> repository.
>>>
>>> regarding the meetups idea I'm anxious to find out what you have in mind
>>> here.
>>>
>>> regards, Achim
>>>
>>>
>>> 2015-11-12 7:54 GMT+01:00 Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@nanthrax.net>:
>>>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> I already discussed with some of you about my plan on Karaf marketing.
>>>>
>>>> I think clearly that we had a great project, a great team, a great tool,
>>>> but we're not really good in term of promotion and marketing.
>>>>
>>>> Especially, we have to be clear in the message and the projects that we
>>>> deliver. For instance, again, I'm sure that karaf-boot is a huge step
>>>> forward in Karaf adoption. I'm not sure that all users are aware and know
>>>> the purpose of Cellar, Cave, Decanter, and even some Karaf areas.
>>>>
>>>> In order to improve the Karaf marketing area, I would like to propose the
>>>> following plan:
>>>>
>>>> 1. More professional website
>>>> I think we have to improve both the content and the look'n feel of the
>>>> website.
>>>> In term of content, I think it makes sense to not emphasize on OSGi. The
>>>> fact that Karaf runs OSGi is not really interesting for most of end users
>>>> (of course, it is for advanced/power users). We have to explain that
>>>> Karaf
>>>> is modern and multi-purpose container. More over, with karaf-boot, it
>>>> becomes also a bootstrapper and "run anywhere" paradigm platform.
>>>> So, I started a new website, changing the look'n feel (to give a more
>>>> professional shape) and the content (changing the marketing message):
>>>>
>>>>           http://maven.nanthrax.net/goodies/karaf/site/
>>>>
>>>> I will complete the website today (some cleanup, other pages than the
>>>> home
>>>> one, etc), but it already gives you an idea.
>>>>
>>>> 2. New guides/documentation
>>>> I'm working on the improvement in term of content of the documentation.
>>>> Especially, the dev guide will be more straight forward, providing
>>>> recipes
>>>> for users.
>>>> All guides will use asciidoc now. You can already see the kind of output
>>>> on the Decanter guide:
>>>>
>>>>           http://karaf.apache.org/manual/decanter/latest-1/index.html
>>>>
>>>> All Karaf guides (and subprojects) will be rendered in a popup using such
>>>> look'n feel.
>>>>
>>>> 3. Meetups
>>>> I plan to organize a Karaf Meetup beginning of 2016. I have some sponsors
>>>> in mind. The purpose is to meet most of Karaf users, devs, and
>>>> enthusiasts.
>>>> I will give you more details soon.
>>>>
>>>> Thoughts ?
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>> JB
>>>> --
>>>> Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>>>> jbonofre@apache.org
>>>> http://blog.nanthrax.net
>>>> Talend - http://www.talend.com
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>> jbonofre@apache.org
>> http://blog.nanthrax.net
>> Talend - http://www.talend.com

-- 
Jean-Baptiste Onofré
jbonofre@apache.org
http://blog.nanthrax.net
Talend - http://www.talend.com

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