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


Before you continue down this path, please contact me.  There already
exists a Red Hat Linux User's FAQ which I maintain, and would appear to
fill the need that people indicate exists.  As this site has been around
for over a year and already is known within the Linux/Red Hat community,
it would be in my opinion, better to continue this work and expand upon
it, rather than create a new site from scratch which would compete.

Aaron Turner, RHLUFAQ Maintainer

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On Sun, 18 Oct 1998, Micah Yoder wrote:

> 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
> systems?
> 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.
> Later,
> Micah
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