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Re: A web presence for debian-bsd?

This has come up a few times before. I am very sceptical of projects
that have a website before they have code. Next we are going to be
posting DebianBSD 0.0.1 to freshmeat. :)

That said, I personally have a backburner project to set up a web
server and a cvs repository at debianbsd.org. There are two projects
head of it though, which means the end of September is a likely
timeframe. They way I plan to build the website is to go through the
archives and at the same time as I am spinning up to precisely what
everyone has done, write it down for others to read.

Our own top level domain, for now, seems superior to being hosted of
debian.org. Many of the people doing a lot of the work have not yet
gone through the process of becoming Debian developers (though I am
thinking of doing that in the near future). We are not really official
yet, not really real.

These arguments aren't that coherent I suppose. People are always
welcome to run off and get stuff done over any objections the mailing
list has, since most of us are useless and at best talk about how we
might contribute in the future. But I think what I suggest is the best
thing to be doing.


On Sat, Aug 18, 2001 at 03:55:49PM +0200, Arnout Engelen wrote:
> I once heard about debian-bsd, and went looking for it. I could only
> find a few articles here and there, and the mailinglist. Does
> debian-bsd a 'web presence'?
> I've been browsing though the list's archives for a bit (and subscribed),
> and there seems to be a lot of potential. But I think we will need a website
> of some sort to describe, for example, the goals and status of the project.
> Basically, I think we want to be mentioned whereever Debian GNU/Hurd is
> mentioned. That would mean a link at www.debian.org/ports and a website at
> www.debian.org/ports/bsd. 
> Maybe there isn't yet very much to put up, but if we could just put everything
> up on which is a general consensus, that would be a very good start indeed.
> People who don't know the project yet should be able to find it and get an
> idea of the status quickly, then sign up to the mailinglist if they decide it's
> interesting. Right now, it seems 'obscure' from the outside, which scares off
> people :)
> Ideas, comments, flames?

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