[okfn-discuss] Terrible Search results for "open license"

William Waites ww at styx.org
Fri May 20 10:34:44 UTC 2011

* [2011-05-20 09:39:53 +0100] Jason Kitcat <jason.kitcat at okfn.org> écrit:

] The Apache Foundation, on whom we loosely model ourselves organisationally,
] have dealt with this to an extent via subdomains. Which is probably the best
] compromise between SEO and project independence once can aim for.
] e.g.
] http://httpd.apache.org
] http://directory.apache.org
] etc

A big +1 to this. For anyone who remembers when it was still possible
to register a domain with Internic without paying up-front, the domain
squatters would register everything they could think of and this was
incredibly at odds with the whole architecture of DNS. There are shades
of that in the "register a new domain for each idea" - its not abusive
in the same way, but it is still not good engineering practice. I fully
support the likes of Google who try to use their position to encourage
behaviour that follows the principles upon which the Internet was 

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