dustin.kirkland at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 03:16:29 UTC 2008
On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 8:50 PM, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> It's not clear to me from manpages.ubuntu.com. There's a big "Ubuntu"
> logo at the top, and no other prominent credits. Sometimes an
> individual manual page has an "AUTHOR" section, but I haven't worked
> out whether that's the author of the software, the manual page, or
When a particular manpage has an AUTHOR section, that's generally the
author of that particular manual/documentation.
> I don't think any of that is an actual problem. But it does show that
> putting the pages on a separate site doesn't make attribution clearer.
Fair enough. I'm open to suggestions, including modifying the logo
(which is how this thread originally started!)
> Is the primary purpose of manpages.ubuntu.com to give credit to
> upstream authors, or to help people using Ubuntu?
> If it is to help people using Ubuntu, I think it would help more people
> if the navigation was integrated with that of help.ubuntu.com.
Definitely to help people using Ubuntu.
> All other factors aside, I think it would be good for the domain name
> to look less like it belongs to an online dating site. Would it be
> difficult for this separate server to serve help.ubuntu.com/manuals,
> instead of having its own domain?
I will talk to Canonical IT about running a reverse proxy to
transparently serve all of that content from a help.ubuntu.com
help.ubuntu.com/manuals and help.ubuntu.com/manpages have been
suggested... Could we perhaps come to a consensus before I file the
request with IT?
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