[Koha] Don't pass out bad instructions (was Re: How frequently to run zebra rebuild and what switches)

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Aug 23 02:21:21 NZST 2013

Hi to all those who have replied and apologies for cross-posting.

Please see: http://bit.ly/goodir
That documentation is being actively used to install and setup DSpace world
The DSpace developers have "official" documentation and there is no
animosity about anybody else having documentation as far as I know.

In addition, please see: http://www.journals.ac.za for OJS and OCS. Same
here, the PKP developers have no objections to this documentation.

>From the story of the trademark hijack, I can understand the grievance all
my feel at what seems to be my intrusion. I apologise for any erroneous
perceptions created.

An old Roman adage goes, divide and conquer, or as Paul Maritz said,
Embrace, Extend, Extinguish.
These attacks are to be expected in our dysfunctional software world at the

Just thinking, would it have been too much trouble to trademark a new name
and then carry on as usual?



PS: It normal procedure for me to create docs for things I install and
setup. Linux is so stable, that I forget exactly how I did it months later

On 22 August 2013 16:06, Tomas Cohen Arazi <tomascohen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 4:04 AM, Hilton Gibson <hilton.gibson at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > What if you want to deviate from what the "packages" installation does?
> > In the open source world, it has been my experience that a "tarball"
> > installation is always preferred, since it allows you install anywhere,
> not
> > just Debian.
> I agree with that point of view, but as I expressed before, we (the
> community) prefer people contributing to an up to date and peer-reviewed
> community wiki. We even have a wiki page for the same purpose you created
> your own. But you skip that part of the answers you receive...
> Preventing several documentation pages has historical reasons, mostly
> explained by Mark: in a few months instructions will be deprecated and
> people might reach them and get confused and frustrated. We've been there
> many times. As some people has replied, you should better contribute to the
> official wiki [1].
> Regarding koha.org vs. koha-community.org there is some literature on the
> subject [2].
> Regards
> To+
> [1] I have to confess my first impression was that your email posting your
> own wiki was just a SEO trick, but tried to be polite anyway.
> [2]
> http://diligentroom.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/the-exemplar-of-stupid-koha-vs-liblime-trademark/

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