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GnuHoo a major BooHoo

Hi guys,

For those of you who don't know about the GnuHoo web directory, keep on
not knowing about it.  :)

GnuHoo is trying to recruit VOLUNTEER editors for the web directory.
However, their copyright policy is downright anti-open-source.  GnuHoo
tries to make it appealing to become an editor but if you look at their
FAQ all they are doing is blowing sunshine up your *ss.  Editors basically
contribute so that these people can make money off of them.  GnuHoo says
that they have a strict policy against copyright infringement but they
later say that have the right to do anything they want to a contribution
and that GnuHoo retains compilation copyrights on the directory.  Why? so
that can provide what they believe to be the best internet directory.
Nice try, but who are they kidding.  Sure, using the directory is free but
that is all that is free.

Hopefully the FSF and even Yahoo will come down on them for using the GNU
name and "hoo," although admittedly the "hoo" part seems difficult to do
anything about.

I would like to thank some one on the Debiab-Devel list for pointing this
out.  I am sorry that forgot his name (perhaps James Tracey).  Thanks

Hopefully all of us who support Open Source can do something about this.

Ossama Othman <othman@astrosun.tn.cornell.edu>

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