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Re: Guile and the Free Software Directory

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Guile and the Free Software Directory
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2003 11:59:38 -0500

   From: address@hidden
   Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 16:37:45 +0100

   What, actually, _is_ the problem with the current setup?

for GNU purity reasons (that i happen to agree w/), the page is
a subset of:

that contains only free software.  the pages are generated from a
database and the maintenance/generation software is available here:

the database is not available, as it contains passwords (for light
security only).  the database administrator typically updates the
database based on email inputs whose format is specified here:

the page is additionally checked into cvs on a
machine (access to which probably requires a account).  the file
README.MAINTAINERS in the cvs module contains further process notes.

this system actually functions apart from the previously alluded
historical censorship acts, and in theory can continue independently so
long as the two cvs repos are administered separately.  in practice, i
find this kind of "collaboration" to be suboptimal and have found other
things to do while waiting for guile project management reform and/or


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