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Re: SEUL: [Fwd: Re: RedHat Knowledge Base]

To manhattan-list readers: Roger is one of the SEUL Project leaders.  I
forwarded the message to the SEUL list.  Maybe we're on to something
here.  For now, this topic is probably relevant to both lists.

Roger Dingledine wrote:
> In message <362980CA.E660F680@cyberis.net>, lyoder@cyberis.net writes:
> >Hi,
> >
> >Someone on the RedHat mailing list mentioned this.  Here's most of the
> >original message and my reply to him.  GREAT IDEA ...... this might be
> >something SEUL could help with???????  What do you think???
> >
> >-------- Original Message --------
> >Subject: Re: RedHat Knowledge Base
> >Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 15:14:29 -0700
> >From: Micah Yoder <LYoder@cyberis.net>
> >To: manhattan-list@redhat.com
> >References: <Pine.LNX.3.96.981017055504.690b-100000@red.prv>
> >
> >"Mike A. Harris" wrote:

> >> It just popped into my mind that a wonderful addition to RedHat's
> >> website would be some kind of searchable knowledge base of sorts.
> >> Something akin (but better) than Microsoft's knowledge base.  It
> >> would be in addition to the existing "errata", of course.

> It's a neat idea. Something like this should definitely be done, so there
> are slicker ways of looking up information than hunting through newsgroup
> archives, or skimming faqs/howto's.
> As for 'funding it', the only place where funding comes into play is if
> you want to hire people to manage the database or add information to it.
> If you're only concerned about finding a home for it, there are plenty
> of sites (eg SEUL) that would be happy to host it, as well as provide
> cvs/shell/etc access to anybody who wants to help maintain it.
> The bottom line is that good homes aren't the limiting factor in the
> Linux world these days; good reliable volunteers are the limiting
> factor (particularly in the non-technical side of things, such as
> documentation).
> I suspect that if somebody built the skeleton to this in such a way
> that people could contribute submissions via the net, then it would
> pretty much run itself, as long as there were a couple smart people
> managing what got accepted and what didn't.
> Feel free to forward this to that list, Micah, if you feel it's
> appropriate.
> --Roger

OK....can we set up a new subdomain (for now) like linuxkb.seul.org? 
Who is in charge of seul.org DNS stuff???  If/when it gets big it can
get its own domain.

This is something I think I could take off with - I've been working with
PHP and Apache and PostgreSQL quite a bit lately.  Mod_perl and MySQL
would probably work well also.  Any other volunteers?  Can seul.org also
set up a mailing list?

We had an offer from Nomad (manhattan-list) for a computer.  Can we have
more details please?  Can we map it to a sub-DNS?  What sort of
connection does it have?  What Apache modules can we use?  Database

Any other computer offers?  Can we set up something at MIT (SEUL guys?)

I've seen KBs for M$ stuff, and they are FREQUENTLY used by 'Doze
techies.  This would be VERY good to have a well done, nice looking,
searchable system.