Linux.com: Behind the Scenes at GNOME’s Web Site Revision

“Like any large organisation, the GNOME Project faces a
formidable challenge in maintaining an effective Web site. Trying
the balance the demands of promotion, documentation, and community
coordination is made all the more difficult when you only have
volunteers to do the work. But over the past year the GNOME
community has developed and begun to execute a well-defined process
to refocus and rejuvenate its much-neglected Web presence.

“The GNOME Project was started in August 1997, and for a few
years it remained an obscure hobby for free software enthusiasts,
as you can see reflected in this snapshot from December 1998. Since
then it has evolved, but not fast enough to keep up with the GNOME
software, the status of free software, and the trends in Web
publishing. Changes are made by patching files through CVS, and the
Web site’s lack of coherence and presentational style reflects
years of unfocused marketing strategies…”


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