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

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 18:57:31 +0100

On Thu, 2009-10-15 at 12:02 -0500, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> 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.

As far as visitors to the web site are concerned, the info is gone.
That's what "deleted" means. You and I know it's still retrievable from
our repository but that's not the point.

> > 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 ?

Perfect.

- Julian

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