[Dev] Link used by GNU.org

Icarious icarious at hacari.org
Tue Mar 10 14:16:52 GMT 2015

> GNU.org's list of free distros ([1]) links to
> http://www.parabola.nu/https/, which is the explanation for the
> "untrusted site" warning for the HTTPS version.
> I am a webmaster for GNU.org and we've recently received a request to
> change the link to https://www.parabola.nu . But before doing that, we
> must reach a consensus (as suggested by Emulatorman).
> To which page should GNU.org link, http://www.parabola.nu/https/ or
> https://www.parabola.nu? Thank you.
> [1]: https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html

I think that the default http page exists for a valid reason. Not every OS/ GNU Distribution ships with the CAcert package (Arch deprecated support few months back and I don't know about others). Also FSDG distributions like Trisquel doesn't ship that package either. So if we change the default page to https://www.parabola.nu, then the visitor will bump across a scary "This Connection is Untrusted" error and will have no explanation as to the reason behind that error and how to bypass the error, making s/he believe that the site is untrustworthy. The current default page provides an explanation and possible work around to bypass that error. 

-1 to the change.

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