Contributions and Editors Wanted

Building the Packetizer Community is a cooperative effort. We need your input.

Publishing Content

If you have any information relating to some of the emerging technologies we cover on Packetizer or wish to help push Packetizer in a new direction, please send it to the webmaster so that we can publish it and/or create the new content area. We will work with you to create a new section on Packetizer, giving you the platform to share your ideas or grow an emerging technology.

We will attribute any work to you unless you request us not to. We provide the web space, bandwidth, organization, indexing, and focus; you provide information that is in the public domain or whose copyright you or your organization own and does not contain trade secrets. We don't want to get sued; you don't want to get fired. :-) Your contribution can be as simple as a single tip for solving a particularly nasty implementation issue or clarification of some aspect of a standard or as involved as a complete tutorial on a particular protocol. See the list below for ideas. Conversely, if there is something that you would like to see, please let us know.

Here is a list of the types of contributions for which we are looking. It is likely that you already have things like this lying around somewhere that you had to put together for your own use or use within your organization. Let's share!

  • Summary
  • Primer
  • Tutorial
  • Implementation guide
  • Implementation notes
  • Cheat sheet
  • Glossary
  • Protocol comparisons
  • Links to other online resources
  • Description of how to participate, e.g., how to subscribe to the email reflectors and location of reflector archives
  • List of standards organization(s) working in an area, with contact and membership info
  • Diagrams
  • FAQ
  • Upcoming event sponsored by your company or institution, e.g., seminar or panel discussion

Operating Mailing Lists or Moderating Web Forums

If you are interested to operate a mailing list or moderate a forum hosted by Packetizer, let us know and we'll be happy to work with you to make it happen. We operate a number of mailing lists and forums that have proven to be a valuable service to the public. However, it does require people to make this possible.

It is important to understand that this solicitation does apply only to some of the lists and forums we presently operate, but new lists or forums you would like to create. Packetizer can provide all of the software, bandwidth, and infrastructure necessary to get ideas flowing, but we need your help to enter new areas and expand the scope of what we publish.