thanks to whomever did this research. #fsf
note that i was already aware that some of these projects moved to github years ago. the redirects looked more recent.
the redirects themselves have also gone through some changes, and it was my perusal of the www-commits list archive that led me to believe most of the redirects were recent. i may at a later time be able to establish how that assumption was made on my part, though i shared my findings which were turned into articles.
these corrections are welcome and appreciated.
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Godefroy or any other webmasters have nothing to do with this beyond
strictly doing their work, AFAICT.
i said that godefroy might have nothing to do with this and was probably just doing work from tickets. they also updated the fsfs page recommending that people not use github, so their edits appeared neutral to me. (note i typically use singular they when i am unaware of someones gender, as i have for many years before gender was as charged a topic as it is now).
So no, those redirects did not occur after Sep 2019 (RMS's resignation).
"They all appear to be made from after Stallman left as well. I
haven’t found an exception to that yet."
Is totally wrong.
Unfortunately, there is conspiracy to weaken the GNU Project, but
that is not it.
fair enough. i would not have put stress on the redirects being recent unless i had some reason to think they were, but my concern about the redirects remains.
i DO however, agree with the implication that redirects made years before are less significant than ones all made in a heap after sept 2019-- thats a detail i would have preferred to get right the first time, but id rather get it right the second time than not at all. i have a couple theories on why i thought that but id have to review the source to be confident about it.
thanks again for this data.
I've done my research to find out the dates the changes were
This is what I found:
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-github.com | GitHub - opencog/guile-dbi: Guile Scheme SQL database interfaces
Redirected to GitHub 2 years, 5 months ago -
- Pages removed from gnu.org in 2012, they lived in Savannah.
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-github.com | GitHub - pjmaker/nana: Nana - a design by contract framework for C/C++
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-carlowood.github.io | Which
- There's no trace of it either at gnu.org or Savannah. Needs further research.
- No trace of its page at gnu.org. It's on Savannah directing to GNU
- One instance of its existence at gnu.org from 10 yrs ago
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-github.com | GitHub - fribidi/fribidi: GNU FriBidi
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org | [www]Log of /www/software/fribidi/index.html
- Has been at GitHub for at least 13 yrs
again, i am aware that some of these projects moved a long time ago-- its the logs/list archives for www-commits that (somehow) led me to believe the redirects were recent.
there are still gnu projects based on github (such as gnu radio) which do not redirect to github, as they have their own website. i treat the creation of a redirect as a separate event than the repo move-- as it often is a separate event.
however, some of the redirects may also be older. i dont know (i somehow doubt) i read any commits from 13 years ago, but its possible.
- Last seen at gnu.org 2 yrs ago
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-github.com | GitHub - larsbrinkhoff/httptunnel: Bidirectional data stream tunnelled in HTTP requests.
- Has been at GitHub at least 8 yrs.
A detailed list of GNU projects (pertinent parts of the GNU Project) that redirect to other sites, especially Microsoft's and especially after Richard Stallman (rms) was pushed out of the FSF 9 months agotechrights.org