[WF-Infra] Infra Meeting: October

Bryce Harrington bryce at neptune.net
Mon Oct 29 22:47:51 PST 2001

On Mon, 29 Oct 2001 ajr at ecs.soton.ac.uk wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2001 at 10:31:15AM -0800, gabriel-worldforge at daphnae.bigdam.net wrote:
> > > You're going to have to start recruiting big time, and I can't help thinking
> > > this drain on resources will adversly affect other areas of the project.
> > 
> > But how do you attract people to the website if they're not comfortable
> > using it?
> Is it necessary to attract people to the website? My view is that the
> website is a repository of information made available to users and developers
> of the project. Attracting people to the website itself is not a goal.
> Attracting people to the project is. In the past I have advocated keeping
> an entirely separate website for outsiders as a publicity exercise, but
> this was not popular. Reducing the usefullness of the website to the body
> of the project by limiting their access to it cannot possibly help the
> project along.

I think our web requirements are distinct enough to warrant breaking the
site in two - one small, controlled, nigh-static site for public
consumption, and another larger, dynamic, widely-editable site for


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