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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Blog Created - Institutional byline?
Date Sun, 10 Jul 2011 17:21:28 GMT
Perhaps the creation of a uniform voice reflecting the project is best served by a comparable
byline, rather than that of individuals.

Something like "ooo podling" might be better.  It might be a suitable byline used by authors
of podling-reviewed posts.

 - Dennis


I see that today's status are climbing across the board.

I checked out the comments of the currently-popular blogs that allow them.  There aren't many
comments and they are often banal or some diversion where commenters are talking among themselves
(announcements on legal matters inspire that).  The largest run of comments (85) are on the
April 2010 Infra incident report on the Apache systems attack and compromise of the stored
hashes for user-account passwords.

It would seem that if comments are allowed, there should be attention to those that ask questions
and formulations of responses as appropriate.  If not, comments should probably be disabled
and there be a masthead or sidebar on how to send comments to the attention of the ooo podling.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Rob Weir
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2011 05:43
Subject: Re: Blog Created

On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 9:59 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
<> wrote:
> Dang!
> Well, I just jumped right in.
> So, we want the blog to be the official voice of the project in some way?

I think it will be seen that way by the reader, certainly.

> Is that a requirement?  Is that what we want?  I thought that is what web sites are for.
 Blogs have a different kind of voice in my experience.

I thought your post was very nice and had the right tone.  But I think
we should try for the 3 day RTC in the future.  Unlike a commit to the
web site, we cannot easily revert a blog post, especially once it is
syndicated and has been copied by various aggregators.

> I have lots of outlets for blogging, and I could always create an Apache-oriented RSS
feed for aggregation, although probably not, since it doesn't seem like that much fun.

There is already:

That includes a committers aggregator as well as a project aggregator.

I run, and I can include our new AOOo blog.

There is also Planet

Who maintains that?

> Ah well,
>  - Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Fisher []
> Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 15:39
> To:
> Subject: Re: Blog Created
> Gavin, Thanks!
> There is a page that describes how to prepare and preview a blog post. [1]
> Authors should read this and begin to put together our announcement.
> The page states "A typical process is to create the blog post, set it up to publish in
3-4 days via the "Advanced Settings", then post the modified preview URL to your dev@ list
with the anticipated publish date for lazy consensus."
> [1]
> Regards,
> Dave
> On Jul 9, 2011, at 3:14 PM, Gavin McDonald wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Gavin McDonald []
>>> Sent: Saturday, 9 July 2011 8:07 PM
>>> To:
>>> Subject: Blog Created
>>> Hi All,
>>> Currently I have invited:
>>> Dave and Andy as Admins
>>> Dennis as Author
>> Also I have now added some more:
>> khirano, rbircher, robweir, clippka
>> All as Authors.
>> (Note to Rob, no specific 'Editor' role but the Author role
>> will allow you to edit and tweak other posts.)
>> and to continue ...
>>> Anyone else wants an account please let me know.
>>> (And let me know your Apache ID too as I'll send the invite  to your
>> Apache
>>> Address.)
>>> Thanks
>>> Gav...

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