Talk:Jargon File

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The Jargon File is in the public domain, to be freely used, shared, and modified.

So i think i will copy a lot of its content over to the wiki. You like that we copy it completely?

Quoting the Jargon File

Hmmm, it says:

   * Get the latest version to quote.
   * Cite the File correctly, with a version number and date.
   * Try to check with a maintainer before excerpting.

and about mirroring it:

   * Get the latest version to mirror or redistribute.
   * Don't mirror or convert by hand!

Mirroring and Redistributing the Jargon File

We encourage people to mirror the Jargon File WWW resources. Just copy all the HTML files under the jargon FTP directory at Follow the directions in the INSTALL-HTML file. And tell us that you've done it so we can add you to our list of mirrors.

Note: we strongly discourage mirroring by hand, it leads to old mirrors not getting updated later on. It's a lot smarter to write a script that periodically re-copies everything...say, once every 30 or 60 days (or, better yet, checks more often to see if a re-copy is needed by comparing file dates). That way you'll stay up to date.

..continued on [Mirroring and Redistributing the Jargon File]

Makes me think how we could mirror it on the wiki..

mutante 21:56, 7 May 2005 (CEST)

Done;) --> ;) mutante 19:58, 23 November 2007 (CET)