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« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2016, 11:06:08 am »
Thanks Varti!

I am not so sure it is okay to close the trouble ticket at ibiblio.  I have tried, without success, to add my two cents to that trouble ticket.  As offroadgeek mentioned in his 2010 post about oesf coming back online back then, zaurususergroup.org and elsix.org are part of the package.  I have not checked ZUG, but can say for sure that we are still denied access to elsix.org, and that is an essential part of oesf...how else do we find out about software, all in one place?

And the wiki issue still needs to be worked on, although that is an independent topic, and I will add to the subforum here about that.  It is just as essential as elsix.org, but we need someone who is willing to restore it - if not as an active wiki, at least as a static image of it's last state, because where else can we find how-to's about embedded linux?  Those pages are classic...

It is possible that elsix.org is getting worked on, but with no update from offroadgeek, no way to know for sure.

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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2016, 12:02:31 pm »
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I am not so sure it is okay to close the trouble ticket at ibiblio.  I have tried, without success, to add my two cents to that trouble ticket.  As offroadgeek mentioned in his 2010 post about oesf coming back online back then, zaurususergroup.org and elsix.org are part of the package.  I have not checked ZUG, but can say for sure that we are still denied access to elsix.org, and that is an essential part of oesf...how else do we find out about software, all in one place?
The ticket on ibiblio was opened only for a single reason: to ask them to get a new account access, or at least to get a copy of the forum's database. It was a last-ditch effort in order to try to put this forum back online, since no one has managed to get in touch with offroadgeek. Now that the forum is back online, I believe that offroad might be available to discuss about the future of the remaining OESF services, and/or about the administration of OESF. I hope that he'll post some info here sooner or later about all this.

Regarding elsix, dz was in charge to maintain it, see: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=25991
IMHO, before we start talking about putting it back online, we'd have to first find someone willing to fix both the PHP code and the data (links etc.). This person should first get in touch with dz, then eventually talk with ibiblio _if_ there's any issue from their side.

About zaurususergroup.org, I'm not sure if it would be useful to keep it, given that there are now so few of us. I don't know what was offroad thinking to do with it, I guess that oesf.org was meant to replace zaurususergroup.org, but the domain name is still being kept...

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And the wiki issue still needs to be worked on, although that is an independent topic, and I will add to the subforum here about that.  It is just as essential as elsix.org, but we need someone who is willing to restore it - if not as an active wiki, at least as a static image of it's last state, because where else can we find how-to's about embedded linux?  Those pages are classic...
I agree about the wiki, it should be kept, but again this seems to be a software issue: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=34382

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