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Re: question/answer website for user support: shapado.debian.net

On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 11:31, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe <tshepang@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 11:24, Stefano Zacchiroli <leader@debian.org> wrote:
>> Dear followers of the -user mailing list,
>>  you might be interesting in knowing that since yesterday there's a new
>> Debian experiment ongoing in the area of user support:
>>  http://shapado.debian.net/
>> which is a multi-language question/answer website where participants can
>> ask questions, answer questions, and rank answers given by others.  I'm
> When reading this, I thought the reason you were not instead promoting
> unix.stackexchange.com was because it's a non-free web service. But
> visitng http://shapado.debian.net/ indicated that they both use the
> same engine. Ubuntu folk decided to do the same thing with
> http://ubuntu.stackexchange.com/, and there were similar complaints
> about such factionalism. Seriously, much of how Debian works is how
> other Unix-like systems work, and it happens for example, that some
> useful info is lost because of this needless replication.
> Here's a good example of my point:
> * http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/767/what-is-the-real-difference-between-apt-get-and-aptitude-how-about-wajig
> * http://ubuntu.stackexchange.com/questions/4719/what-are-benefits-of-aptitude-compared-to-apt-get
> * http://shapado.debian.net/questions/the-debian-administration-recommanded-program-apt-or-aptitude
> You will notice that this is basically the same question. Now, what
> are good reasons for having a Debian-only StackOverflow clone? I'd
> understand if the clone was non-free, but even then, all data is
> released under Creative Commons.

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