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Re: [seul-edu] New indices for SEUL/edu software page

On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> b) Take a look at the freeduc database.
> http://www.ofset.org/freeduc/
> and
> http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/ofset/catalog/ 
> I would advocate just using ofset's freeduc database and not
> keeping
> our own list of educational software for Linux, except they
> only list
> the DFSG-free packages, whereas seul/edu wants to list a
> broader variety
> of packages.  (Please don't start a thread about the preceding
> sentence,
> unless you actually have new content since the last thread.)
Not a thread, but I think it's important that we keep our own
listing and not be dependent on someone else's (by definition
more limited) concept of what Linux applications are useful for
education.  While I respect the work OFSET is doing, I guarantee
that they don't list half of the applications that we do.

> But certainly we can use their catalog code, and improve it as
> necessary.
> Does it look like something that could be adapted (or simply
> used)
> to do what we want?
That would be the best way to proceed, I think--to see if we can
use some pre-existing code.  After all, what's free software
for, if not that?

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