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[opensuse-wiki] Redundant namespaces, in particular openSUSE:
  • From: Brandon Philips <bphilips@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 18:24:09 -0700
  • Message-id: <20100730012409.GJ18217@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hello All and Everyone-

Today, I wish to talk about redundancy. In particular things that add no
new information and are a simple rearrangement of the understood data.
In other words: repetitiveness for no-gain at all.


I was trying to point a community member at the Kernel Git page today so
they could get involved. But I was baffled to find it gone. Searching a
bit I ended up finding it at this URL:

Two openSUSE's in one URL, what a deal! Without that openSUSE: namespace
I might have thought I was going to grab the Ubuntu Kernel Git...

As we are breaking URLs all over with this new wiki anyways can we take
a moment and consider the URL monsters we are creating here? Just look
at it once again:

There has got to be something better, lets find a solution. :)


Lets look at the mission statement of the openSUSE: namespace[1]:

"And the openSUSE community's openSUSE: namespace to collaboratively
write on documentation for their projects and teams."

Possible alternatives:

0. No namespace at all, the openSUSE community exists at!
We have an entire domain to call our own! Why do we need a namespace?

1. devel: ? Oh, but these teams are not necessarily developers

2. teams: ? Erm, no because then it would be teams:Kernel_git which
makes no sense

3. community: ? Maybe, but community:Java packaging cookbook looks

4. project: ? This is my second choice as nearly all of the links on are to the openSUSE: namespace...

1-4 have their problems but at least they are not redundant.

Lets discuss what problem this openSUSE: namespace is trying to solve
and how we can make sane looking URLs on our new wiki. And lets do it
fast so we can avoid breaking URLs again.



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