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RE: Fedora Download Page Useless



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From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com]
On Behalf Of Benjamin Franz
Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2005 10:37 AM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: Fedora Download Page Useless

On Sun, 3 Jul 2005, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Linking to these websites from the Fedora download page would require that

> the project page be a generic one like sf.net. Linking to random personal 
> webpages or commercial webprojects without getting explicit permission
> them. Bandwidth costs a huge amount. That is a liability. Linking to 
> particular mirrors is a bad idea too especially when they are overloaded 
> since the users wont be able to reach those webpages anyway.


Redhat could have just mirrored the sha1sum.exe file itself to the Fedora 
website. It is not huge (20 *Kbytes*) and is GPLed. Rather than trying to 
get other people to mirror it on Redhat's behalf. Redhat would not have 
even noticed the bandwith bump: The utility is smaller than the downloads 
page itself with its images and stylesheets.

Benjamin Franz

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