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Re: Distribution HOWTO about to bite the dust. (fwd)
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- Subject: Re: Distribution HOWTO about to bite the dust. (fwd)
- From: serena fenton <>
- Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 07:50:50 -0400
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- Resent-date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 07:49:29 -0400 (EDT)
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I'd be delighted to take over maintaining the distribution HOWTO.
I've just started updating the metalab distribution directory, with a
bit of a blurb about each one. This in turn has lead to some interest
in the various distributions and the directions that they're taking.
So, maintaining the distribution HOWTO seems like it would be following
that interest right along.
Let me know where we can go from here.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 22:18:54 -0400
> From: Eric S. Raymond <email@example.com>
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> Subject: Distribution HOWTO about to bite the dust.
> Resent-Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 22:05:42 -0400 (EDT)
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> After considering the matter for some time, I have come to believe
> that the Distribution HOWTO is obsolete. Today, I think the function
> it serves would be better filled by a pointer from the META-FAQ and
> Installation FAQ to websites which track distributions on a regular
> basis (notably the LWN distributions list and the ports page.).
> Accordingly, I request the following actions:
> 1) That the Distribution HOWTO be dropped from the list of active
> 2) That the META-FAQ be updated to point to LWN's distribution page
> and the ports page).
> Of course, if anyone disagrees and wants to continue maintaining the
> Distribution HOWTO, that person is welcome to do so.
> I'm now one HOWTO short :-). I see that the META-FAQ hasn't been updated
> three years. Mike, shall I pick it up?
> <a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>
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> -- Frederick Douglass, August 4, 1857
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