What's this all about?
Why the name "adepters.org"?
This web site is named after the mailing list adepters (login required), an invaluable resource for Arbortext customers since 1996.
The name of that mailing list was alloyed from the names of the Arbortext product series Adept, and the legendary mailing list for FrameMaker users, framers.
The significance of the Adepters name was, at one time, mentioned in the Arbortext page on Wikipedia. Now it only exists here:
Adepters is a mailing list for Arbortext customers that was started in 1996. It was named ADEPTERS after Adept Editor, the then current name of the Arbortext Editor product. This list was hosted by Arbortext and maintained and monitored by the Arbortext staff. After the acquisition by PTC the ownership and archive of the list was handed over to the independent PTC/User group. It is still active. Most of the content of this wiki came from frequently asked questions on the mailing list or those answers that developers consulted frequently.
Why did I do this?
by Karl Johan Kleist
It all started when I was about to wade through thousands of postings to the adepters mailing list, in order to catch up after having been away from the Arbortext community for a long time.
Since I had recently implemented a few web sites using the content management system Plone, and thereby learned about its text indexing powers, I started to summarize some of those postings. Just for my own benefit.
And one day I thought to myself: Why not register the domain "adepters.org", polish the contents a little, place the site on my leased Linux server, and discreetly make the fellow adepters aware of it?
I recently got an e-mail with the question "Who sponsors this website?".
The answer is: Nobody.
[Editor's note by Liz Fraley: Karl's statement was last updated on 2007-12-04]
Why did I take this over?
by Liz Fraley
I honestly can't tell you why I do this or any of my other volunteer work. I'm Treasurer of the San Francisco Bay Area ACM, the oldest, continuously running chapter of the ACM; I started the first Arbortext PTC/User Group; and I'm currently working to get many more PTC/User-AUG groups started. Want to start one?
It's the pleasure of Single-Sourcing Solutions to provide the server, software, and staff time to help maintain this valuable resource for the Arbortext Community. It's only one of the things we do for the community.
[Editor's note by Liz Fraley: Liz's statement was last updated on 2008-07-28]