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From: Jake Voytko (jakevoytko_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-08 13:08:00

I did not suggest that we become Ubuntu.. please don't put words in my mouth
;). What we *should* do is take what works from the most successful
communities. Go to their front page, and you see people smiling, and you
also see the left nav essentially screaming "Develop! Help out!" I don't
think it's any mistake that lists them as the most popular
Linux distribution. You're wanted there, and they make that clear on the
front page as one of the most noticeable set of icons. If the goal is to
have people be involved with the documentation, try to get cues from other
projects that have big documentation communities. What did they do to get
this way?


On 7/8/07, Martin Wille <mw8329_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Jake Voytko wrote:
> > To add to Matias' description: Since Matias is attempting to draw
> non-C++ers
> > into the community through the Boost Docs project, I think that being
> > ostensibly professional, yet fun would do a lot to draw in individuals.
> This
> > is not unprecedented in the OSS community in the least. Go to the Ubuntu
> > main page for example.. the first thing you see is
> a mediocrely designed, ad-laden, image-laden web page with five
> sentences of information. The documention is several clicks away and
> looks like an ordinary wiki. I really hope this is not how Boost will
> look in the future.
> Regards,
> m
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