[SAC] Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] MapServer subdomain on osgeo.org not aboutMapServer?

Tyler Mitchell tylermitchell at shaw.ca
Fri Feb 23 10:48:11 EST 2007

Just forwarding to SAC in case it wasn't noticed from the discuss list.
Also note that right now if someone goes to http://foo.osgeo.org -  
many of the links in the project listing point to http:// 
foo.osgeo.org/projectname, maintaining the current (erroneous)  

I would like to update the project listing to point to the official,  
absolute, websites, as Jason promotes below.  So, Jason, that's +1  
from me :)


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Jason Birch <Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca>
> Date: February 23, 2007 7:29:06 AM PST (CA)
> To: OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
> Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] MapServer subdomain on osgeo.org not  
> aboutMapServer?
> Reply-To: OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
> Alexandre wrote:
>> Strangely enough, the https://mapserver.osgeo.org/ <https:// 
>> mapserver.osgeo.org/>  website
>> does not seem related to MapServer specifically, while
>>  http://www.osgeo.org/mapserver <http://www.osgeo.org/mapserver>  is.
> my-name-is-fred.osgeo.org <http://my-name-is-fred.osgeo.org/>  also  
> returns results :)
> This is an artifact of a wildcard DNS entry that systems  
> administration committee is working hard to be able to retire.
> Eventually we're going to have to decide on a consistant behaviour.
> For instance...
> - mapserver.osgeo.org is not hooked up
> - gdal.osgeo.org (and mapguide, mapbender, ???) are the projects'  
> main sites
> - geotools.osgeo.org redirects to www.osgeo.org/geotools
> I _think_ my preference would be that projectname.osgeo.org always  
> returns or redirects to the main page for the project (depending on  
> whether it's hosted on OSGeo servers or not), while www.osgeo.org/ 
> projectname <http://www.osgeo.org/projectname>  gives you a quick  
> summary (info sheet) on the project.
> So, for this case, www.osgeo.org/mapserver <http://www.osgeo.org/ 
> mapserver>  continues to return the info sheet, while  
> mapserver.osgeo.org redirects to mapserver.gis.umn.edu <http:// 
> www.mapserver.gis.umn.edu>
> Jason
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