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Re: Wanted: introductory page for all teams

* From: David Nusinow <dnusinow@speakeasy.net>
* Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 20:15:08 -0400
> On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 08:00:17PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
>> On Sat, May 26, 2007 at 07:53:30PM -0400, David Nusinow wrote:
>> > The only thing I've ever heard about helping out with the website is that
>> > it's a herculean task that no mere mortal should attempt.
>> Where did you hear this?
> Word of mouth, usually in conjunction with promises that the site would be
> updated to not look like it came from the 90's and no visible improvements
> in that area. I'd heard about meetings at debconf/debcamps to work on this,
> and yet the site still looks almost identical to the way it did when I
> first downloaded Debian back in 1999.

Sure it is, and will be for me.

>> What's next in this fine line of reasoning, I wonder? It doesn't have
>> a MS Windows GUI that my granny thinks is trivial, therefore it sucks?
> I don't consider my job in Debian to maintain the website. I consider my
> job to help maintain X. I've taken it upon myself to work on the XSF wiki
> pages because it's useful and important, but it's clearly a secondary
> concern to actually working on the software. Given this, anything that
> makes the job easier and more trivial so I can focus on what I consider to
> be important is a very valid reason.

As lynx user to mutt user, i want to say: "Thank you very much!" ;)

> I think that any tool that lets us do this should be considered. Debian
> isn't in the website creating business, we're in the Free Software
> Distribution creating business. If a tool, like a wiki, makes it
> substantially easier for us to go about that business then yes, I think we
> should use it.

I second this.

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