Subject: Re: Community Issues ** LONG **
To: Joel Reicher <>
From: Michael K. Sanders <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 02/22/1999 18:03:47
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From: "Michael K. Sanders" <>
To: Joel Reicher <>
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Subject: Re: Community Issues ** LONG ** 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Tue, 23 Feb 1999 09:47:55 +1100."
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 18:03:47 -0700

In message <>, Joel Reicher writes:
>I think the web page is essential. How should this be set up?
>Some of the tasks will be short term and opportunities will appear or
>be thought of often so we need a good way of being able to edit this web
>page frequently.

It seems to me that anything short of database of tasks and volunteers
with a web interface for modification is going to be a hassle to
maintain, especially if there is a small or nonexistent intersection
of people who volunteer and people with cvs access to the NetBSD web
site.  The PR stuff could be hosted somewhere else, but that just
shifts the burden of updating to someone else.

Does anyone think there's a good way to make static pages work well
for this?

>I also think the page should happen soon. There are ideas being raised and
>lost already.

I wouldn't necessarily call them lost already-- they'll always be in
the list archives.  But they do become lost if no one acts on them
and/or takes the time to go back and find them.

I'll volunteer to put together a prototype system with basic
functionality ready for general consumption by the end of this week.