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authorThomas Schwinge <>2009-01-09 15:34:54 +0100
committerThomas Schwinge <>2009-01-09 15:34:54 +0100
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Enhance the colophon a bit.
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@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
-[[meta copyright="Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 Free Software Foundation,
+[[meta copyright="Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 Free Software
+Foundation, Inc."]]
[[meta license="""[[toggle id="license" text="GFDL 1.2+"]][[toggleable
id="license" text="Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
@@ -13,10 +13,23 @@ Just like a book, this topic is designed to help describe the tools used to
create this website and what methods were used to give it its look and feel.
-# Rev. I
+What we see today is the junction of two different branches: the original
+static HTML pages and the wiki pages.
+# Static HTML Pages
+In November 2008, the Hurd's old static web pages were merged into the wiki
+pages' repository. After a lot of cleansing work, on 2008-11-22 the joined set
+of pages was made available for serving the official GNU Hurd web appearance at
+# Wiki Pages
+## Rev. I
We used a particular implementation (or clone) of Wiki software called
+[TWiki]( The wiki was reachable at
A generic [WikiWikiWeb](, or simply
Wiki, is _"a collaborative forum where people can share ideas and record any
@@ -24,30 +37,28 @@ consensus reached on difficult issues, along with rebuttal. It changes as
people come and go, as experience develops, and as opinions change." The TWiki
software is an enhanced descendent of the original WikiWikiWeb_.
-We used the [GNU Skin]( created
-by our own Joachim Nilsson.
+We used the [GNU Skin](
-This site began in May, 2002 as one TWiki web: *Hurd*. This WebHome page was
+The site began in May 2002 as one TWiki web: *Hurd*. This WebHome page was
used as the front page of the whole site. We grew this site and added more
-TWiki webs by December, 2002. Due to the success of the site we had to act
+TWiki webs by December 2002. Due to the success of the site we had to act
with respect to more completely addressing copyright issues. More people
started adding content.
+The gnufans site's administrators would eventually step back from maintenance
+of their wiki installation, so from roughly 2005 on, day-to-day tasks like
+processing new user's registrations or spam removal would not be done in a
+timely fashion anymore. In July 2006, the [slow burial of the Hurd
+Wiki]( was
+## Rev. II
-# Rev. II
-On 2007-08-12 [[Thomas_Schwinge|tschwinge]] finished the conversion of the
-TWiki content to [ikiwiki]( Read
+Considering this [from April 2006 on
+already](, on
+2007-08-12 the conversion of the TWiki content to a format usable by
+[ikiwiki]( was finally finished. Read
-# Rev. III
-In November 2008, [[Thomas_Schwinge|tschwinge]] imported the Hurd's old static
-web pages into this repository. After a lot of cleansing work, on 2008-11-22
-this repository's pages were installed as the official GNU Hurd web appearance
-at <>.
+This wiki instance is now running distributed over two GNU/Hurd machines, and
+is also providing the content of the official GNU Hurd pages.