Shortening of the main page

Brenda Wang brenda_wang at
Tue Feb 24 04:10:26 CET 2009

Marko Knöbl ??:
> 2009/2/6 William Lai <will at>:
>> rakshat hooja wrote:
>>> Is there any specific reason why the boxes giving a lot of information
>>> and relevant information have been removed form the main page. I found
>>> them quite useful - especially the latest news section
>> It's a new year so we decided to go for something fresh.  The main
>> points for the changes were:
>> * linking main page to sales and distributors
>> * moving critical links to main navigation on the left
>> * remove clutter
>> * attempt to organize in a way that guides new comers in a useful direction
>> We can always revert, but we would like to try it out for a while.  The
>> latest news section is still there, as we believe it's important too.
>> Will
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> Hi!
> While I like the new structure of the main navigation on the left, I
> think that the main page has become worse.  I'd like to try and change
> some parts of the main page. Is that okay, or should I leave editing
> the main page to the people from Openmoko Inc?

It's OK to change the main page. And while you change the main page, 
please sent a mail to the documentation list.

> Here's what I dislike about the new main page:
> -a prominent link to "Why Openmoko" at the top: this article is
> significantly outdated (it does not contain a word about android)
> -the section "Get involved" seems like a random collection of links to
> me (and none of them is telling me how I can get involved in the
> project)
> -"university programs" is now linked twice from the main page
> -The pages "Jokes" and "Getting Openmoko" have become practically
> impossible to find - the only relevant links had been those from the
> main page. If you think that these pages are not relevant, please
> delete them entirely, don't just remove the links - this makes the
> wiki become (more) unstructured.
> Marko
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