This proposal is in the Project Proposal Phase (as defined in the Eclipse Development Process document) and is written to declare the intent and scope of a proposed Technology PMC Project called Project Phoenix. In addition, this proposal is written to solicit additional participation and inputs from the Eclipse community. You are invited to comment on and/or join the project. Please send all feedback to the http://www.eclipse.org/newsportal/thread.php?group=eclipse.technology.phoenix newsgroup.
The scope of this project is to improve the accessibility and quality of the information needed by the community to perform their tasks and provide a single access point to that information. The "community" is the very broad set of constituents: consumers, committers, contributors and members who all have requirements which need to be met by the Eclipse.org website.
Keen observers of the Eclipse Foundation will have noticed that we have successfully completed our hardware migration. There is still work to be done as we have a few more servers to bring up. But we are now running the site on brand new servers.
Many thanks to our webmaster Denis Roy for several lost weekends and many long hours getting this done. Thanks also to HP, IBM, Intel and Novell for donating the hardware and software to run this new infrastructure. Thanks are also due to Susan Iwai and others who kept the website up and its content fresh during the past several years of wild growth in projects, members and users.
The next stage is to get started on improving the functionality of our website. We believe that it is fair to say that everyone agrees that an overhaul is needed.
The purpose of this project is to improve the usability of the eclipse.org site, improving productivity and reducing duplication of effort across the eclipse user community. One of the key goals of the project is to employ a Content Management System, in addition to making critical improvements to the website that will include: improved navigation and information support for an expanded user base; new channels for members to message and collaborate with each other and the community; new channels for developer interactions.
This project will analyse the information needs of the Eclipse.org audience. Initial project findings include the following opportunities:
This project addresses the first opportunity above Improve
the accessibility and quality of the information
- and aligns
with the following vision statement and web site values
The Eclipse.org web site should: enable collaboration and networking within the community, encourage usage, create opportunities and thrive on the active participation of its audience.
The Eclipse.org web site should
Eclipse.org is an essential part of the Eclipse Foundations initiative to share information and knowledge across its world-wide community. This requires the creation of an information system that can be easily used by community members of diverse skill levels. This information system will reside on one web site that will:
Phase Milestone Deliverables
We are looking for others to participate in all aspects of this project.
If you are interested in actively participating, please take part in the
newsgroup discussions or ask to be added to the list of interested parties.
The proposed initial set of commiters will be:
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