Re: Newcomers: please read existing material fir st!

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Fri Apr 30 2004 - 15:32:18 CDT

On Apr 30, 2004, at 3:14 PM, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:
> How about if we separate them into "timeline" which is the official
> OVC timeline, and "press coverage" which links to articles about OVC?
> I think that "links" should just be links to related resources.

Sounds good.

> - Anyone with permission can post news updates
> - Each posting will have a discussion area (unless we don't want it)

A shared news area seems good. However, I wouldn't want to encourage
overly far-reaching discussions on a web site forum. An archived
mailing list really makes for a better discussion than a "web board"
IMO. I think Hypermail does a really nice job in presenting various
views of the discussion (by Author, Thread, Date, etc), and google does
a great job of indexing it.

Btw. I'm beginning to wish to an increasing degree that the mailing
list archive had a URL that was more obvious. I posted an offer to try
to get mirroring of the list set up at some openvoting.* URL. But now
that I think about it more, I think we might be better still creating a
DNS entry for, e.g., lists.openvoting.org (a subdomain we control) that
points over to gnosis.python-hosting.com.

Doing it this way would break all the existing references out in the
world to mailing list threads, but it would let us refer in the future
to e.g:

        http://lists.openvoting.org/voting-project/October.2003/0029.html

interchangeably with:

        http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/October.2003/0029.html

The first one looks a lot more descriptive to me.

> - A wiki-like tool for shared authoring of documentation.

Yeah... we have the existing Wiki, but moving it to an openvoting.org
URL wouldn't be bad. We *might* handle that with a DNS entry though,
like above. I'm more than happy to continue to provide the hosting
resources for these.
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