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From Pedro Giffuni <>
Subject Re: investigation using Google Webmaster tools
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:54:26 GMT

> From: Rob Weir <>
>Ughh.   Obviously we cannot do this kind of research for every one of
>the 64 thousand links.
>But in other cases we can help.  For example this link is giving 404 error:
>I think we removed that intentionally, since that is no longer our

Raises hand: one of the truly good uses I've made of my axe.

>license.  However, that link was used by many other websites,
>including university course materials looking at open source licenses,

The text in that link says "OpenOffice License":  redirecting to the
Apache License would've been more appropriate in this context but
in general would've not been acceptable, so I think the 404 error is a
reasonable solution. In this case breaking the link was actually a feature.

>So in cases like this we might want to restore the page.  Do our part
>to help prevent bit rot and entropy from destroying the web.

We cannot do maintainance for broken links here. Perhaps we should
remind users to report broken links on the originating websites.


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