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., (a subdomain we control) that
points over to

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:

interchangeably with:

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
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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