Announcing and

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Nov 15 03:13:07 GMT 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 12:34:55AM -0800, Matthew East wrote:
> On 11/11/2007, Brandon Holtsclaw <imbrandon at> wrote:
> > The UbuntuWire Server Development Team is pleased to announce the resumption of
> > the UbuntuWire Community Network, with the introduction of
> >
> > and
> Assuming the community finds these services helpful, would there be
> any obvious reasons not to point and
> at the server?
> The existing people.u.c could then be moved to,
> which as per the previous thread on this subject is probably a more
> coherent place for it; as I understand it (please correct me if I'm
> wrong) all Canonical employees, regardless of whether they work on
> Ubuntu or not have a user there.

As a point of accuracy, only technical staff at Canonical have accounts
on; certainly more than just Ubuntu staff have
accounts there, but it's by no means all staff.

In any case, if is moved (I express no opinion on that
here), then the new machine needs to provide redirects for old URLs. has been around for some time and we've used it as
part of our infrastructure in ways that are not necessarily easy to
change at short notice. In fact, right at the moment I'm in the process
of creating a custom CD image for small-scale use that has a preseed
file pointing to a repository on We can't break that
sort of thing.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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