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Re: Debian Conference 2 Registration

Joe Drew wrote:
> The 2nd Annual Debian Conference registration page is now available at
> http://lindows.com/debconf2 . Thanks go to Lindows.com for hosting the
> web page and all their gracious help.

I'm somewhat puzzled:

luonnotar!joey(ttyp2):~> HEAD lindows.com
200 OK
Connection: close
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2002 18:32:19 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.20 (Unix) PHP/4.0.6 mod_ssl/2.8.4 OpenSSL/0.9.6b
Content-Type: text/html
Client-Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2002 18:32:59 GMT
Client-Response-Num: 1
X-Powered-By: PHP/4.0.6

lindows.com runs free software, which is fine.  However queso reports
a non-free operating system:

luonnotar!joey(ttyp2):~> sudo queso lindows.com       * Reliant Unix from Siemens-Nixdorf

However, trying to reach that page, I'm redirected as shown below:

luonnotar!joey(ttyp2):~> telnet lindows.com http
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
GET http://lindows.com/debconf2/ HTTP/1.0

HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2002 18:34:38 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.20 (Unix) PHP/4.0.6 mod_ssl/2.8.4 OpenSSL/0.9.6b
Location: http://net2.com/debconf2/
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

That host, net2.com, doesn't look promising like the first one:

luonnotar!joey(ttyp2):~> HEAD http://net2.com/
200 OK
Connection: close
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2002 19:20:18 GMT
Accept-Ranges: bytes
ETag: "60e089ffba81c01:6139"
Server: Microsoft-IIS/4.0
Content-Length: 405
Content-Location: http://net2.com/Default.htm
Content-Type: text/html
Last-Modified: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 01:56:11 GMT
Client-Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2002 18:36:03 GMT
Client-Response-Num: 1

luonnotar!joey(ttyp2):~> sudo queso net2.com * Cisco 11.2(10a), HP/3000 DTC, BayStack Switch

Form submission goes to:
Submit to http://net2.com/_vti_bin/shtml.dll/debconf2/index.html

If I get this right, then registration for the Debian Conference,
to a conference run by Free Software bigots, goes through heavily
non-free and proprietary software that we are not even allowed to
place in our non-free section outside of our distribution.

I'd be glad if somebody could prove me wrong



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