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ApacheWeek: Issue 219 20th October 2000

Oct 20, 2000, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])

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In this issue: ApacheCon 2000, Apache status, In the news and Featured Articles.

"Don't panic (in large friendly letters) if you are not going to make it to ApacheCon 2000 in London next week. Apache Week will be there and we will have an extended report from the conference over the next issues. You'll kick yourself when you hear what you've missed out on though; free coffee mugs, free conference bags, and free massages (fortunately not given by the Apache group). You'll also miss Douglas Adams who'll be on hand to give a keynote, and Bop Ad who will be signing books...."

"The MIT Sloan School of Management together with The Boston Consulting Group have completed a study of question answering in the Apache Usenet community, "How Open Source software works: Free user-to-user assistance" ( available in full in PDF format). They make a number of findings in their paper: around a quarter of all questions posted do not get answered, but of those that are answered, they are generally responded to quickly and with a high quality of response. The paper is well worth a read as it is full of interesting information and has looked at over four years of Usenet history...."

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