[CentOS] New CentOS/RHEL group on Facebook

Mon Oct 9 12:25:46 UTC 2017
Richard <lists-centos at listmail.innovate.net>

I second this. I find it rather ironic that one would try to initiate
discussion of an open source operating system and environment in a
proprietary walled off world. This seems rather antithetical to the
whole intent of centos. 

  - Richard

------------ Original Message ------------
> Date: Monday, October 09, 2017 12:14:55 +0100
> From: Nux! <nux at li.nux.ro>
> I personally dislike Facebook, but even so, I think a basic
> requirement for any web site striving to share knowledge is to be
> publicly accessible to all which at the moment it is not. Search
> engines won't be able to crawl it, people without an account won't
> be able to access it.
> Can this be changed?
> Thanks
> --
> Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!
> Nux!
> www.nux.ro
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Nicolas Kovacs" <info at microlinux.fr>
>> To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
>> Sent: Sunday, 8 October, 2017 15:48:29
>> Subject: [CentOS] New CentOS/RHEL group on Facebook
>> Hi,
>> There are currently two competing CentOS groups on Facebook. The
>> "main" group is managed by a small group of autocrats with very
>> unilateral communication skills. The other one is not managed at
>> all, judged by the amount of non-CentOS-related stuff published
>> there (Ubuntu tutorials, Windows games, cheap Ray-Ban sunglasses).
>> I was a bit frustrated by this state of things, the more so since
>> I've successfully managed the Slackware Linux Facebook group for a
>> couple of years, regulating publications, keeping folks on topic
>> and banning the odd spammer.
>> So I decided to do the same thing I would do in a software
>> development context. Fork the project and create a different
>> CentOS/RHEL Facebook group. The goal of this group would simply be
>> to provide a no-nonsense discussion platform for all the CentOS
>> and Red Hat Enterprise Linux users out there. Publications would
>> be strictly CentOS/RHEL-centered, but on the other hand, you'd be
>> free to share your CentOS-related blog posts, tutorials and
>> documentation without getting flamed or banned by an admin.
>> Anyway, feel free to join the new group:
>> https://www.facebook.com/groups/2136021589748759/
>> Cheers from the sunny South of France,
>> Niki Kovacs
>> --
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