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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: investigation using Google Webmaster tools
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2012 19:54:49 GMT
On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Pedro Giffuni <pfg@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi;
>
> >________________________________
> > From: Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>
> ...
> >
> >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:
> >
> >http://www.openoffice.org/licenses/lgpl_license.html
> >
> >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,
> >etc.:  http://www.cs.utsa.edu/~bylander/cs1023/chapter8links.html
> >
>
> 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.
>

Hi Pedro--

Well not exactly. There are actually "items" on our sight that do indeed
use LGPL and so we need to point folks to the real home of this license.

I think we've got areas covered that use ALv2.


>
> >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.
>
> Pedro.
>



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