RE: Where'd the FAQ webpage go?

From: Karl Auerbach <karl_at_cavebear_dot_com>
Date: Fri Jan 09 2004 - 20:29:41 CST

On Wed, 7 Jan 2004, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:

> As far as the web site goes, I have a few questions:

> - Should we move everything to a single server? We can leave them
> separate, but it's a bit harder to manage.

I like the idea of the sources being on sourceforge. It makes it feel
like a "real" open source body of code.

> - Do we want to use Drupal for Content Management?

Well, my perspective is that prime objective is to getting a demo in place
not in building a community for discussion. So I'm not all that keen on
deploying groupware things that don't contribute directly to the demo.

One of the aspects with which I am concerned is the image that we project.

My sense is that the audience we need to convince is composed of people
whose expertise isn't usually founded in computer technology. From my
ICANN experience I'd suggest that the best mode of interacting with, and
persuading, these people is through more traditional and more conservative
modes - well thought out and concise papers and direct contacts with
principals or staff.

My sense is that we ought to strive to appear as conservative, thoughtful,
and without poltical bias. And I have a fear that if our network presence
on the world wide web reflects a collection of advanced groupware tools
that we might detract from that image and inherit the (incorrect)
perception that we are really noisy hirsute techies.

                --karl--

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