The Fridge September 27, 2005Posted by Carthik in news, ubuntu.
Go check out the Ubuntu Family Fridge. There is a lot sticking on it already. It is supposed to be the place to check for Ubuntu news, you know, the general kind that does not fall into a security notice, or release note or anything else. It is updated regularly by the looks of it.
I really wish they’d make it easy for outsiders like me to post a note on the fridge, too. Right now, one has to send an email, and as with other such websites, you bet someone else has sent the same info in a different mail before (and after) you. So much effort for so little return, really. The fridge is powered by Drupal, and I am sure more than one author (in fact a whole community) can submit articles to a Drupal powered site, and the submissions could be moderated, even.
The folks at Ubuntu seem to place a premium on security – as is evidenced by the “https” links for the wiki, launchpad and everything else. Does using a certificate really improve the security for a wiki – and does it really matter if what I send to the wiki over the internet is not encrypted – I mean, it finally is up there for everyone to see right?