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Re: Discussions and Proposal
It looks like everyone has migrated over to the new list. Where is it
I have some feedback on the proposol. Everything below is just IMHO.
On 30 Jul, Nils Lohner wrote:
> <<<< PROPOSAL >>>>
> Why LNP?
> - --------
> LNP will provide several advantages:
> a) faster than the current setup, because news will be in a standard format
> b) there will be more news overall
> c) news can easily be pre-sorted and filtered thanks to categorization
> d) it will reduce the load on moderators because they will have less news to
> review each
> e) client sites can customize news for their target audience more easily
> f) there will be a centralized news source for linux
LNP is needed because:
o Official Linux News locations make for easy submission.
o Companies new to the Linux community will know exactly how to submit.
o More efficient than duplicated effort across several various Linux
o News is easily pre-sorted and filtered, thanks for categorization.
o Less work for moderators, as the load is spread more evenly.
o End-user sites can customize the news items for their target audience.
> Structure and Distribution
> - --------------------------
> There will be a few central servers (one main server, and a few mirrors?)
> that will contain all of the news ('master sites'). All client sites can
> then poll these hosts and request news of a certain type. To alleviate the
> load, certain masters can host only one type of news- i.e. software,
> hardware, etc.
> This connection can be done through a database access, or maybe even
> email. The key issue for this will be scalability.
Having several masters is a good idea. Different websites for
Then, each master can be called:
www.linuxnews.org could list each of these masters, with directions for
Of course, linuxnews.org is taken - maybe we can convince Mark Bolzern
to give it to a worthy cause. :)
This is good.
Probably want something about security in there as well, but the
categories can come later. We should concentrate on the infrastructure