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Re: About merging the Hurd homepage and the Hurd wiki


From: Arne Bab.
Subject: Re: About merging the Hurd homepage and the Hurd wiki
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 19:04:21 +0100

Von: "Barry deFreese" <bddebian@comcast.net>
> The only thing I liked 
> about having it on my boxen was that it was actually running on Hurd so 
> it showed people that it isn't just vaporware.  I suppose that is a moot 
> point though.

That for me isn't a moot point - it rather is a very strong point. 

Many people who write negatively about the Hurd in Forums still say "the day it 
can be used" or similar depressing stuff. 

That depressing talk shatters on a healthy dose of real-life when I can just 
answer "It is already in use for the wiki - why don't you go and check it for 
yourself?"

That's one of the strongest weapons against the negative mindset of people who 
think "the Hurd can never become something" because they were disappointed when 
the Hurd didn't fullfill their (too high) expectations in the past. 

So I think it is quite an asset to run the Hurd wiki on a Hurd box, since we 
can then adher to the "eating your own dogfood" principle. 

"Our wiki runs on a GNU/Hurd system. Just check it to see the Hurd in 
operation."

But "our official site runs on a GNU/Hurd system" sounds even stronger.  

Best wishes, 
Arne
-- 
unpolitisch sein
hei├čt politisch sein, 
ohne es zu merken. 
- Arne
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