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[Savannah-hackers] Re: the issue that will not die

From: Bradley M. Kuhn
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] Re: the issue that will not die
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 16:49:31 -0400
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> > I would like to (at least briefly) reopen the discussion about using
> > another domain instead.  We noticed here at the office that the domains
> > "" and "" are not yet taken.  I
> > think this would be a good name for the savannah services we give to the
> > community.
> > We could, of course, let still do a URL-rewrite to
> > ""; the URLs need not break.  The important
> > thing for me is for the URL bar to show something that won't lead people
> > to believe it is an official position of the FSF.

Mathieu Roy <address@hidden> wrote:

> The initials would be We shouldnt do that.

That's a good point; I hadn't even noticed that.  OTOH, it might be an
interesting homage to the former days of SourceForge -- when it was
actually Free Software.

> Or maybe (probably taken).

savannah.{org,net,com} are all taken. is not taken, if we happen to want to buy a domain from the
Republic of Tonga (they sell their domain name space to the worldwide

> Is possible?

That is a good idea, too. isn't taken.

> It's misleading to have non-gnu project with gnu (or fsf, anyway) within
> their urls and email address. But savannah is ok, I think.

I agree.  Then, we could rightly call the whole service "savannah", which
most people do anyway.

RMS, what do you think about this?

   -- bkuhn

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