On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 08:49:20PM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
do you have some mechanism to check these URLs if they still make sense?
Not right now, but I (or someone else) can check from time to time, or we can use one of the many URL-checker perl scripts that are around to check if they're 404.
It's very likely that the URLs change, while we're not having a new, fixed version out, or that we don't notice when a vendor renames or removes URLs.
I think we should refrain from using URLs to vendor sites in our software like this. For actuality, and for legal reasons.
Hm, I don't see any legal issues here, it's just URLs for informational purposes of the users (just like those on http://www.coreboot.org/Supported_Motherboards).
Some of the links may break, yes, but even an old link is still useful for pasting into archive.org (but should be fixed to the new URL -- if any -- when we notice breakage, of course).