Lennart Regebro wrote:
On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:22 AM, Wichert Akkerman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
 I disagree. Very much. Note that we are not forcing everyone to use this
 new site; it is perfectly possible for projects to setup their own site.

And in that case we end up with two sites, one on Zope.org, and it's
own, as with Grok. That is very bad.

That's not the intention.

zope.org has a "projects" section where we demonstrate the things that are "Zope-related". That's a pre-requisite for being able to answer "what is Zope". If we don't have this, we should ditch the idea of "Zope" altogether and each go our separate ways.

In the cases where projects (like Grok) want to have their own websites, we only give a short overview and then point to a site with more information.

In the cases where projects (like Zope 3, Zope 2, CMF and ZODB) don't have their own sites, we give them space to maintain some documentation and basic information.

No. Is there a zope.org for these? No, not really. Microsites makes it
possible to upgrade things one at a time, as necessary, instead of
creating monumental zope.org upgrade projects that ultimately fail in
creating a useful zope.org. We've already tried and failed twice. Lets
learn from that experience.

I'm not terribly worried about upgrades. At least not now. The new zope.org site runs a very plain Plone instance. It has one purpose: to present some content. I don't want it littered with weird stuff that is hard to migrate or update.

The update and maintenance overhead for multiple separate sites with separate infrastructures is guaranteed to be greater than the infrastructure to maintain a single site.

 None of those have
 their own site (there are some user-unfriendly wikis but I would not
 call those sites) and we should not be asking them to make one.

Why would this be a difference between microsites and not microsites?
As far as I can see it doesn't affect who does it or what they do at

Let me give you a concrete example: Before this effort, apparently, four different people had some ZODB information they wanted to publish. All four of them are now adding content to zope.org/projects/zodb. None of them managed to get a website for the ZODB before. I don't blame them, getting a project like this off the ground is very painful.

If these four people one day want to build a microsite, they will be more than welcome to, and we can link to it, like we do to grok.zope.org. Until they do, I'd rather have their content than put up more barriers to contribution.


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