Search Engine on start.fedoraproject.org

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at redhat.com
Wed Jul 21 23:35:32 UTC 2010


On Wed, 21 Jul 2010, Eric "Sparks" Christensen wrote:

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> On 07/21/2010 03:33 PM, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > It's been pointed out to me that start.fedoraproject.org is in violation
> > of Infrastructure's free software policy:
> >
> > http://infrastructure.fedoraproject.org/csi/free-software-policy/en-US/html-single/#FreeSoftware-Standard-Choosing
> >
> > In particular the "Proprietary Dependence" clause.  Now, start.fp.o has
> > existed long before the policy was put in place and a grandfather
> > exception does exist.... but I thought I'd mention it.  This could be an
> > opportunity to completely re-think the start.fedoraproject.org home page.
> > I know that upon its design there was some major things in the works but
> > AFAIK most if not all of them fell through and that search engine link was
> > all that was left.
> >
> > Thoughts, comments?
> >
> > 	-Mike "Sorry but the free road is a hard one sometimes" McGrath
>
> This also affects the search feature on docs.fp.o.  So if anyone has any
> suggestions for searching documents then I'm ears.
>

It's started and stopped several times since it's first request 2 years
ago.  It's been a surprisingly difficult project.

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/1055

	-Mike


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