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

Nik Ambrosch nik at ambrosch.com
Thu Sep 14 18:49:16 UTC 2017

i can, thank you.

On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 2:30 PM, Czanik, Péter <peter.czanik at balabit.com>

> Hi,
> Thank you for the reports, the permission problem of the form is now fixed
> (at least I was able to access it).
> Bye,
> Peter Czanik (CzP) <peter.czanik at balabit.com>
> Balabit / syslog-ng upstream
> https://www.balabit.com/blog/author/peterczanik/
> https://twitter.com/PCzanik
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 12:21 PM, Czanik, Péter <peter.czanik at balabit.com>
> wrote:
>> 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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