[xwiki-users] Volunteers needed to write articles (was Re: State of the XWiki Community)
rmuntyan at softserveinc.com
Sat Jan 21 19:09:55 UTC 2012
Vincent, I guess you are right. I've written so thinking more of technical articles (which I would have been able to do only having vast XWiki development experience).
However I could post my recent presentation on next-gen collaboration wikis and mention xwiki as the only open-source wiki with architecture that's capable of adopting those changes.
I could also try to post an overview on habrahabr.ru, but that sure will take a lot longer.
I can also do translations to Ukrainian and Russian.
Currently cannot give any commitments on the timeframes, but I am interested in taking part in the articles writing and when ready I shall send those for your review.
Following is the list of topics I could think of but lack experience to nicely present the information
* XWiki architectural scalability. How good modularity results in extensibility
* Maven best practices in XWiki
* Wiki in the cloud
** An overview of techniques used for building XWiki farm where you currently grant people online wikis by request
** Article describing how you would configure cluster of XWikis for handling high-load (something like "how to build XWikipedia")
* Distributed teamwork on XWiki project (that should end-up at some managerial site)
* Work with the community (Vincent's recent post about the survey taken in 2009, collective voting)
So basically the idea behind all that is take all the good things you have, put them into article and mention XWiki :)
From: users-bounces at xwiki.org [mailto:users-bounces at xwiki.org] On Behalf Of Vincent Massol
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2012 15:34 PM
To: XWiki Users
Subject: [xwiki-users] Volunteers needed to write articles (was Re: State of the XWiki Community)
On Jan 21, 2012, at 12:57 PM, Roman Muntyanu wrote:
> I do have one idea. Appear more in the news.
> Why don't you use that news about XWiki becoming part of cloudbees
> platform and post it into most popular technical news-sites e.g.
> http://www.infoq.com/ (western English-speaking world)
> http://habrahabr.ru/ (Russia and Ukraine) http://www.roseindia.net/
> (Indian) those I recollect off-hand, there are definitely more.
> You could also prepare some case-studies on the technical part of
> XWiki and on the innovations adopted there, and post the info to the
> above sites or even to something like
Except that it's not "you" but "we" (as in "we" the xwiki community). Everyone here is part of the xwiki community.
Note that the XWiki SAS company (http://xwiki.com) does its own marketing (re the cloudbees integration for example it did quite a lot but mostly in French: http://www.google.fr/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=cloudbees+xwiki )
I completely that the XWiki open source project is not very good at doing "tech marketing". Everyone in the community can do it and the XWiki committers too but very few of them do any advertising of XWiki in web site articles, speak at conferences, blog posts, etc. I do quite a few talks but mostly are in France (where I'm based).
So let's see: who would be wiling to write some article about a part of XWiki?
That would be a very nice way for XWiki users to contribute something back to help the open source project.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces at xwiki.org [mailto:users-bounces at xwiki.org] On
> Behalf Of Vincent Massol
> Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2012 13:21 PM
> To: XWiki Users
> Subject: Re: [xwiki-users] State of the XWiki Community
> On Jan 21, 2012, at 12:42 AM, coldserenity wrote:
>> Today I have noticed that XWiki made it into a commercial solution
>> * http://www.cloudbees.com/platform-ecosystem.cb
>> My congratulations! :)
> Yes this is very cool and did a lot of good advertising for the xwiki
> project :)
>> One more observation that XWiki is primarily presented in European
>> counties on 2012.01.21 following request
>> 1. Algeria
>> 2. France
>> 3. Morocco
>> 4. Czech Republic
>> 5. Switzerland
>> 6. Belgium
>> 7. Romania
>> 8. Singapore
>> 9. Austria
>> 10. India
>> I think it's essential to get other markets to increase the community
>> (north America comes first to mind, however taking into consideration
>> number of population - China, India and fast growing Latin America
>> world that might
> Indeed, any recommendation?
> BTW this is strange since xwiki.org website is in English and there's no reason only people from Europe would use it. Maybe Europe countries use more open source than say in the USA. UK is not in the list either which is strange too.
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