[Web Comm] Fwd: About project categories

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Thu Aug 3 06:19:29 EDT 2006

Auke Jilderda wrote:
> On 24 July 2006 23:57, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> I think this is something Auke would do if we wanted to change the
>> categories.  I believe I also have a sufficient access level, but I'm
>> leery to fiddle with such things.
> (You have but) I can certainly take care of it.
>> <snip> IMHO, we shouldn't be putting to much effort into the CN
>> platform groups categorization as I don't think most people new to the
>> site are going to make use of it.  Instead I think just appropriate
>> web navigation pages is the key to finding things.  But the breakdown
>> is quite good.
> Yes, the key here is to provide enough structure to help people find
> what they are looking for but avoid over engineering.
> On 25 July 2006 00:27, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> Good idea.  Simple but well-designed categories will make the site
>> navigation easy.
> So if I am not mistaken, the proposal now evolved to:
>   |- software projects
>   |- foundation
>      |- committees
>      |- local chapters
>         |- countries
>         |- ???
>   |- infrastructure
> Correct?


Yes, it's correct.

> Optionally, we could consider to use categories for classifying projects
> into incubation or approved status, either like this:
>   |- software projects
>      |- incubator
>      |- approved
> or with a separate top level:
>   |- status
>      |- incubator
>      |- approved
>   |- software projects
>   ...
> It's just a thought.

Similar idea was included in my proposal, to keep things
according its state.

> The up side is that it enables people to browse
> projects in a particular state.

That's right.

> Then again, question is whether people
> would really browse projects that way and the status could be
> administred differently and elsewhere.

As a user, I'd use such structure.

p.s. I'm replying to Auke and Frank, plus webcommittee address is
included, but as I'm not subscribed, so my replie will likely not reach
the dev at webcommittee.osgeo.org mailing list.

Best regards
Mateusz Loskot

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