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LinuxPR: Linux Knowledge Base Org. Announces Formation of the OODS Group

Jun 01, 2000, 07:36 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The Linux Knowledge Base Org. in a major shift in strategy announces the formation of the Open Object Directory Services Group which will power the next generation Linux Knowledge Base Org. web site."

"The past few months have brought the Linux Knowledge Base Org. to a cross road. Countless hours of coding, arguing, and designing have left us wanting more. Much more. On one hand, we have the labors of over two years which each of us have put our heart and soul in. Some of us have made some significant sacrifices at work and in our personal life to make the project succeed. On the other hand, we have the painful realization that some of the choices we've made in the past are a poor fit for the goals we have today. Specifically, we've pushed the PHP language far beyond what the authors of it had ever intended. We've taken it beyond a web scripting language to a hard core processing engine- a processing engine that takes over five seconds to execute per page on a P3 733Mhz. Some of it could be resolved by re-designing a great deal of code; some can only be solved by using another language."

"There's also the realization that we want something bigger and better than just a web site with Linux documentation in it. We want to provide a real API to allow software authors direct access to the content. We want to build a system that is useful to a wider audience. We want to provide the ultimate in flexibility, not just for the users, but the maintainers and developers as well. We wanted to do something that was truly an open source project, not just a web site that publishes its code when it is convenient."

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