[syslog-ng] New website and official repo coming up, tell us what you think!

Nik Ambrosch nik at ambrosch.com
Thu Sep 14 17:31:58 UTC 2017

hello - this sounds great, i am very interested.  the google form is not
accessible (see attached).

On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 6:21 AM, Czanik, P├ęter <peter.czanik at balabit.com>

> Hi,
> We at Balabit are and have always been both very excited and humbled by
> the community that formed around syslog-ng over the past two decades. Many
> of you have been a part of this long journey and helped syslog-ng to get to
> where it is today, and we thank you for that.
> Throughout the years, we provided a best-in-class documentation not just
> for our commercial offerings but for syslog-ng Open Source Edition as well. However,
> for the past half decade official binaries existed only for syslog-ng
> Premium Edition.
> Soon, this will change.
> We will introduce a brand new website for all that is syslog-ng, and with
> that will come an official syslog-ng OSE repository with binaries for some
> of the most popular Linux distributions. We expect to launch syslog-ng.com
> in November, moving content for both OSE and its commercial versions to the
> site to become a single hub for all syslog-ng users.
> The official syslog-ng OSE repository will be just a part (although a
> major one) of a comprehensive overhaul of our OSE related content providing
> platform. We will provide regular technical webinars and trainings for
> syslog-ng OSE users, more blogs on practical tips&tricks, common use cases,
> etc. We plan to channel all syslog-ng related discussion into a forum on
> the new site, although this will take some more time. And we already
> started putting in more resources into the development of the Open Source
> Edition.
> This is a major commitment on our side to the community, and we know that
> it is the right move. However, we haven't quite decided on the
> implementation yet, and we are looking for your feedback on this. This is a
> serious business decision and ultimately all stakeholders (we as a company
> and you as a member of the community) have to benefit from this move,
> otherwise there is no reason to do it.
> We are listing all these so you can see the bigger picture before we
> present you the question: Would you register on the upcoming syslog-ng
> website to get access to the official repository and the aforementioned
> content?
> What would you gain if you registered?
>    - Access to a repository containing the latest syslog-ng packages
>    (technically, you would receive a key that you could include in FIXME)
>    - Alerts, announcements and news about the syslog-ng releases
>    - Regular news about syslog-ng related content to help you better
>    solve problems with syslog-ng (blog posts, tutorials, interesting use cases
>    about problems that others solved with syslog-ng, and so on)
> What would we gain if you registered?
>    - First and foremost, we would get information immensely useful for us
>    to optimize our development resources. How many of you use the
>    repositories, which versions of syslog-ng you use, which platforms are the
>    most important, which ones you do not use anymore, and so on.
>    Unfortunately, we cannot get such data if you use external repositories
>    (like the current unofficial ones), or if you install syslog-ng from your
>    distribution.
>    - Information about in which countries are hubs of syslog-ng users,
>    for example, where could we organize meetups most successfully, or
>    participate in local conferences to strengthen the community.
>    - The ability to send you information about syslog-ng, both to help
>    you learn about the possibilities of syslog-ng, and also to let you know
>    about our commercial offerings. We know that some of you won't be
>    interested in anything commercial, and that's fine. But to keep syslog-ng
>    alive, we also need the support of those who do. We believe that
>    registering on the new website and receiving the occasional email from us
>    is a small favor to ask in return of the convenience of having access to a
>    official repository with up-to-date packages, and we will strive to send
>    you emails with useful content.
>  Please let us know what you think using this short Google Form.
> <https://goo.gl/forms/TmTJY8CkRAzUwtEA2>
> Bye,
> Peter Czanik (CzP) <peter.czanik at balabit.com>
> Balabit / syslog-ng upstream
> https://www.balabit.com/blog/author/peterczanik/
> https://twitter.com/PCzanik
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