First Post--Apache Today Launched! Page 2
A Linux Today
clone. Apache Today may bear a striking
resemblance to the Linux Today (because it is, in
a way a clone of Linux Today's code base), but I
would wish more that the community that gathers
here would be open to more diversity--all
Apache operating system platforms, including
proprietary ones--should be accepted. People
should not flame another on a choice that they
would not have made personally.
- A haven for trolls. I will define trolling as commentary that is deliberately misleading, with the hidden agenda being chaos and the weakening of a group by spreading discontent. Although hard to tell from outright ineptitude at times, people who troll consistently express viewpoints that support their conclusions despite staggering evidence to the contrary and with statistics that are at best misleading. It's up to the users that visit to keep this kind of banter at bay.
- A place of market-specific focus. I'd like Apache Today to be a community and corporate gathering place. Everything goes, in other words. I don't think this will be a problem.
These are times of incredible change. Keeping up with that change is a good portion of the battle. We're going to try and implement a place where the change can roll by, and hopefully provide a place where you can do more than just watch. I feel that this is part of the role that Linux Today plays in the Open Source movement, and I'd like Apache Today to at least provide the same opportunity.
But as always, a good place to gather is created by those that come and make it that way. The surfers that ride the apache wave and decide to come here should keep this in mind, and make that reality as much of a pleasant one as possible.
I look forward to the days ahead, and I hope Apache Today is a part of the good times for everybody.