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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: [discuss][www][wiki] Native-lang sites was Web, WIki, and Participation
Date Sun, 28 Aug 2011 22:37:15 GMT
Am 08/29/2011 12:23 AM, schrieb Dennis E. Hamilton:
> Kay,
> QUESTION: Are you, or someone you know here, able to assist in the preservation of the for forwarding and in preservation of the web site (possibly at a part
of the podling site that is targeted by ?
> It was rbircher who did all of that work to move over the /de part of the site.
> I have three concerns:
>   1. All of the replacement of copyright and license information that appears to have
been done automatically.  We are being heavy-handed with that and need to step back and get
clear on what is both legal (I don't think these sites are in the Oracle grant, although the
domain name is transferred), responsible, and respectful.
>   2. Subject Matter: Looking at the wide variety of pages in the /de material, for example,
I think a great deal of it, perhaps even most of it, is not particularly appropriate in terms
of an Apache project.  There is considerable material which strikes me as "downstream" relative
to what Apache releases release.
>    3. I thank Rafael for that effort.  It gives us a reality check on all that is involved
and how we need to consider some sort of differentiation between the face to
the world and the kind of face to the world from a development project that is more appropriate
on  I think both are critical for

AFAIR we wanted to bring over the entire website content and then look 
what is OK and can survice. So, what is not Apache compatible we have to 
delete now.

Otherwise we would start with some pages discuss many things and could 
make 1-2 pages per week which wouldn't be very motivating. ;-)

>    3.1 As we find more and more cross-dependencies, I maintain that there is good cause
to preserve and support as the face to (and from) the broader community of
adopters, evangelists/marketers, and institutions/businesses that are engaged with



>    3.2 I think both sites are needed, with distinct identities.  (I can even imagine being spun out but I think that is too disruptive to consider at this time.
 The community needs some stable footing before we adjust too much.  Just tying to the Apache
podling and then the Apache Top-Level Project is going to be more than enough.)
>    3.3 I'm not sure how a mapping to the wiki would work, but I think it should be gradual
with retargeting of pages on the web site as appropriate.  (My sense is that MediaWiki is
up to the task and there can be locked pages that are not publicly editable.)
> I am looking at your wiki material with interest.
> Thanks,
>   - Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kay Schenk []
> Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2011 14:24
> To: OOo Apache
> Subject: [discuss][www][wiki] Native-lang sites was Web, WIki, and Participation
> Continuing our discussion from Thurs, if you now go to
> and navigate through this "portal", specifically the survey of existing
> OOo services, I tried to reorganize some things, and include the web
> pages in this overview.
> and, did address some of the "old" questions (topics) in
> So, maybe that will help.
> Now, getting back to  Dave's suggestion of
>   >>>>  When we are ready to consider each OOo project site for conversion
>   >>>>  should send an email to ooo-dev to determine which way that site
>   >>>>  should go - CMS or Wiki? We can label the thread with
>   >>>>  "[www][${project}]". We can also ask for someone to step up and lead
>   >>>>  the content conversion process for a project.
> Were you thinking about "accepted and/or incubator" projects only or ????
> There are about 95 native-lang projects. I can’t remember who moved the
> "de" site to our current site (not the current de language project
> lead), but aside from this, only 1 other native-lang project lead, Maho
> NAKATA (japan native lang), has commit rights.
> I would strongly suggest/urge that when the new wiki becomes viable, we
> just decide to move the native-lang  web areas to the wiki. There are
> utilities for converting html to mediawiki markup which I will happily
> explore once that become viable. Once these sites get moved, we would of
> course contact the project heads about their new home. I don't have any
> suggestions about the new "de" site except to leave it as a web site.
> We could contact these leads to see what they want to do, but, even if
> they wanted to keep web sites instead of wiki sites, I don't see that
> being viable.
> Thoughts?

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