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Re: Drop "Commercial Support" page from www/ ?

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_at_hyrumwright.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:02:11 -0500

On Oct 15, 2009, at 11:54 AM, Julian Foad wrote:

> On Thu, 2009-10-15 at 11:36 -0500, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
>> The subject pretty much says it all, but I propose removing the
>> commercial support page from s.t.o. Such groups are now pretty
>> common
>> and giving preferential treatment to a small subset doesn't seem very
>> appropriate. $FAVORITE_SEARCH_ENGINE does a much better job of
>> helping people find commercial Subversion support than we could
>> hope to.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>
> It seems an inappropriate page now to keep in our source tree: the
> developers are not the people best placed to maintain such a list.
> Much
> better on a Wiki or some such; might even be appropriate for a
> Wikipedia
> article, perhaps. But deleting it without first copying the content to
> such an on-line resource seems a bit of a disservice to the users. It
> would be good to have a suggested link in its place: "If you are
> looking
> for support services, we recommend you use your favourite search
> engine,
> or you could try the list at <URL>."

We won't be deleting it, just removing the list from HEAD. Putting a
placeholder to suggest an appropriate search engine seems fine.

> In the same vein, it is time to move our "Other software that uses
> Subversion" section off to some Wiki.

Such as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_that_uses_Subversion ?

-Hyrum

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