On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 12:46:25PM -0000, Rob Oxspring wrote: > As you can see the timetable has slipped a bit! However, there doesn't > seem to be a lot to go in this issue (just an entry for lucene + > whatever I write to summarise general@) and I was wondering whether it > was worth bothering with. I realise this is to be expected with the > Christmas / New Year but there has been a general decline in content > volume over the months and I was wondering whether there was something > that should be done to address this. A number of thoughts have been > mentioned by various people and I'd be interested to hear opinions: > > Reduce the frequency - every 2 months has been suggested before. > Format revamp - no idea how but ideas welcome - perhaps new blood is > required?
How about setting up an 'ApacheNewsletter' Wiki page, let content accumulate, and publish once critical mass is achieved? I'd imagine that writing a newsletter entry is no fun at all. Probably each project has only 2 or 3 people with a broad enough understanding of the issues to 'summarize' a month's communications, identifying the signal amongst the noise. It's also a rather subjective task, with a high risk of offending someone by omitting or misrepresenting points. Using a Wiki doesn't solve the hard problems, but does lower the barrier to entry, and makes plain that it's everyone's "problem" to create content, not just the dedicated few listed below. > Widen the scope - ant and Avalon have grown up to be (at least > partially) outside the jakarta scope, should we include > xml.apache.org? and it's children? maybe just a simple *.apache.org? I know Forrest has a willing contributor :) and I'm sure with some arm-twisting, one could be found for Cocoon. --Jeff > (with some appropriate rename) > Maybe its fine as it is? > > Thanks, > > Rob > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Rob Oxspring" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: "'Jakarta General List'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Cc: "'James Strachan'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "'Henri Yandell'" ><[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "'Conor MacNeill'" > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "'Stefan Bodewig'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "'Otis >Gospodnetic'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "'David > Sean Taylor'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "'Martin Poeschl'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2002 2:30 PM > Subject: Newsletter - Request for content ... -- To unsubscribe, e-mail: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> For additional commands, e-mail: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>