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Lynx as a GNU project (Re: lynx-dev archives bad link (fwd))

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Lynx as a GNU project (Re: lynx-dev archives bad link (fwd))
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 10:49:03 -0700 (PDT)

I am forwarding this note from Russell McOrmond with his permission.
I suggested the online copy of lynx-dev.html from the lynx-help
directory of the lynx distribution at as the best
place to describe the lynx-dev mailing list. Are there any other

He implies that the move to savannah is certain. I don't remember
reading that it was. Where is the decision about that? I see that
we already have an empty spot at, but from the FAQ
there, it seems that we would have to agree to become part of the
GNU project to be there. I suspect that lynx would actually be more
appropriate at To be a GNU project, we would have
to agree to follow the GNU coding guidelines, change the command-line
arguments to GNU format, and agree not to recommend non-free software
(I believe that the GNU project considers openSSL to be "non-free").
We would also have to agree to put our documentation in texinfo

I am not sure that I see the advantage of becoming part of the GNU
project. The vast majority of projects as savannah are non-GNU. Why do
we want to switch to GNU status at this time?

Doug Kaufman
Internet: address@hidden

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 13:33:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: Russell McOrmond <address@hidden>
To: Doug Kaufman <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden, Lynx List Elves <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: lynx-dev archives bad link

On Fri, 12 Sep 2003, Doug Kaufman wrote:

> One of the links on the lynx-dev archives page points to an old URL that
> has been taken over by a porno site. If you can, please change the link
> at ""; from
> ""; to
> "";.
> Thanks from those of us on the lynx-dev mailing list.

  I've removed the other reference as well as there were
two.  Is there a better link to a page that describes how to join the

  I had thought that the lists would be moved to at this point.  Is there any word on 
when that will be completed?

  We also need to change the email address that the archives
point to to something cryptic and not publicly documented.  I just looked
at the archives and they seem pretty flooded with SPAM and Microsoft
viruses that were sent directly to the address here and not through the
lynx-dev list.

>                         Doug
 Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <> 
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