[Freedombox-discuss] (no longer about) Which domain name for the promotionnal website ?

Yves L oremusnix at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 20:42:40 UTC 2011

Hi all

I sent my email a bit quickly last evening without elaborating on my 
motivation so I'll try to answer the different points raised these last 
24 hours.

@Jonas : I did mailed James Vasile last week on the possibility of 
having access to the foundation website and a dedicated mailing list but 
with no reply yet. I tried to hunt him around on IRC with not much 
success. I do have however a hunch (correct me if I’m wrong) that the 
capabilities of debian hosting might be more limited than what I would 
expect for setting up a "modern" website (mysql, shell access,control 
panel...). Beyond the technical limitations there is also the question 
of trust and representation. Would the foundation grant me access to 
their world facing mean of communication with only my good faith and a 
couple of emails exchanged ? I could not blame them if they did not.

After having read the TAC thread on their mailing list in July [1] I 
came to the conclusion that the community around the freedombox could 
organize itself a bit more without waiting for "official" approval.

@Nick : On the point of splitting the effort. James Vasile launched the 
idea of working groups in July but sadly nothing ensued yet. What I was 
suggesting is merely putting to good use (advocacy and advertising 
mainly) those of us who are not developers or packagers... and trying to 
get more people interested and possibly on board as well.

@Weaver : My goal, at first, is really to communicate the dream that we 
share and translate in layman's terms what is happening along the way to 
make it a reality. Nothing "official" about it really, think more of it 
as an enthusiast's site.

@Timur : Thanks for the kind words !

Thanks everyone for the input however, it is always useful to mature 
one's ideas. I intend to work on writing material for a few days to see 
if I get any responses from James but if nothing shows up I'll go for 
the separate website route with anyone interested.



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