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Re: Centralized Linux announcements/news list?

I'd be interested in knowing what Chris and scoop said.  

I'd like to recommend that we open a mailing list to discuss this - that
way the discussions are open and everyone is able to give input.

I'm willing to host the list on threepoint.com - are you interested?


On Wed, 29 Jul 1998, Roger Dingledine wrote:

> I've heard back from you, Christopher Brown, and scoop so far. I think
> the correct thing to do is to develop a sort of "news API", so that news
> can be transmitted in a common form that people can use automatically.
> That way, news could be sent out to a bunch of places at once in a format
> that they all like; we have a standard news protocol, rather than a
> centralized news location/list. 
> This would behave similarly to network news, except presumably there would
> be fewer nodes. LDAP is a possibility for this, but I don't know enough
> about it to know if it's suitable (it's been suggested that it's still
> too centralized for our purposes). Christopher suggested a format similar
> to that of rpm2html (http://rufus.w3.org/linux/rpm2html/).
> One of the strengths of Linux is the fact that things are largely not highly
> centralized; building such a "distributed database" of announcement
> information would be a further extension of this.
> Let me know what you think,
> --Roger