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SubjectRe: [PATCH] CREDITS: remove link http://www.dementia.org/~shadow
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On 7/14/20 2:47 PM, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Jul 2020 21:38:05 +0200
> "Alexander A. Klimov" <grandmaster@al2klimov.de> wrote:
>
>> Rationale:
>> The way it redirects looks like a fallback from a dead URL to a generic one.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Alexander A. Klimov <grandmaster@al2klimov.de>
>> ---
>> Yes, I noted that some of the links removed by these "CREDITS: remove link:"
>> patches have email addresses with the same domain nearby.
>>
>> Don't worry, I'll take care of them together with all other
>> dead email addresses - but not right now.
>>
>>
>> CREDITS | 1 -
>> 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/CREDITS b/CREDITS
>> index 0787b5872906..92ad22b7ef56 100644
>> --- a/CREDITS
>> +++ b/CREDITS
>> @@ -483,7 +483,6 @@ D: Intel Wireless WiMAX Connection 2400 SDIO driver
>>
>> N: Derrick J. Brashear
>> E: shadow@dementia.org
>> -W: http://www.dementia.org/~shadow
>
> So thanks for addressing these. That said, I do wonder if this is quite
> the right thing to do. I'm assuming that the old sites still exist in the
> wayback machine somewhere, and somebody might actually want to find them.
> Pity the poor anthropologist researching the origins of the the
> billion-line, free-software kernels widely used in the 2500's...
>
> So maybe we should either mark it as "[BROKEN]" or make a direct link into
> the wayback machine instead? That would enable the suitably motivated to
> go after the content that once existed.
>
> Thoughts anybody?

I'm not going to be much help here: I like either of Jon's suggestions
better than just deleting that line.

--
~Randy

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