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Re: [oswg-dis] Re: reader comments & reviews

On Jan 31, 12:55pm, Deb Richardson wrote:
> Subject: Re: [oswg-dis] Re: reader comments & reviews
> ...
> I'm curious about what having the OSWG content included at the LDP
> site would accomplish.  You must keep in mind that most of the OSWG
> documents are not licensed according to the LDP License or
> boilerplate copyright notice.  Additionally, the OSWG content is
> not necessarily Linux-specific.  This being the case, I don't really
> see how the OSWG content is really appropriate for inclusion in
> the LDP.

I'm sorry, but I do not understand these comments Deb. I've asked
your permission to mirror these documents as well (but I understand
that you've been busy lately; the new site looks very good).

Anyway, ...

- Why would we *not* want to include the relevant (Linux-oriented)
  documents on the LDP?  With 260+ world-wide LDP mirror sites,
  don't you believe people could effectively make use of those
  documents? Why make people choose - "for the RPM Howto you have
  to jump the the OSWG site, sorry". More than once that has
  happened to me (personally), and it's very frustrating.

- How is the licensing issue a problem? If the license is carried
  with the document, everything should be covered. If there are
  documents that we would have a problem in distributing (wrt
  licensing issues), then we would be forced to ignore them in
  our mirroring process.

The LDP will be expanding their search and indexing process as well.
The use of DocBook will no longer be a barrier thanks to the work
of Jorge Godoy and others. I don't see a reason why we can't work
together on this.

I really hope we can get to some level of common-ground on these
issues. I don't want to see any sort of "turf-war"...it's unnecessary
and ultimately will hurt and confuse the consumer(s) of the
information/service(s) we provide.

best regards,

Greg Ferguson     - s/w engr / mtlhd         | gferg@sgi.com
SGI Tech Pubs     - http://techpubs.sgi.com  | 410-785-2334 
Linux Doc Project - http://www.linuxdoc.org  |

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