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Re: Debian and the Open Source Observatory

On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 05:38:51PM +0000, Martin Michlmayr - Debian Project Leader wrote:
> * Paul E Condon <pecondon@peakpeak.com> [2004-01-08 10:01]:
> > The list of links is almost all from .com TLD. The developers of this web
> > site should be introduced to the .org TLD, e.g. www.gnu.org. 
> You mean the list at the end of
> http://europa.eu.int/ISPO/ida/jsps/index.jsp?fuseAction=showDocument&documentID=1667&parent=chapter&preChapterID=0-452-471
> right?
> I think they are mostly .com addresses because its a listing of
> journals and news sites.  I don't think gnu.org is appropriate here,
> although things like lwn.net would be good.  (There should of course
> also be a listing of projects, such as gnu.org, as I mentioned in my
> last mail).

The heading for the list of links is "IT Specialised"
The flavor of the whole page is a leaning toward commercial sources
of information. I hope I am mistaken, but that's what I see. Unless
we (really you) get in touch with them they may start believing that
open source is something originated by IBM or some such mental aberation.

> > I haven't looked carefully enough to determine when this web site
> > was started, but it appears to be relatively new. It should be
> Yes, it's a new site (November, iirc); which is one reason I want to
> get in contact, introduce myself and Debian, and offer our support.

By all means, get in touch and offer support. 

> -- 
> Martin Michlmayr
> leader@debian.org

Paul E Condon           

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