2004.06.14 14:57 "[Tiff] Quality of service", by Joris Van Damme

2004.06.14 14:57 "[Tiff] Quality of service", by Joris Van Damme

Frank, Andrey,

For something like two months now, the remotesensing server is more down then up, or so it seems. Please note that this doesn't just cripple any effort to ensure some visibility of remotesensing/libtiff, doesn't just make it hard to persuade people to link to remotesensing/libtiff instead of libtiff.org, but also damages anyone who has already been kind enough to update his links to point to the remotesensing domain. Google actually considers remotesensing/libtiff to be dead, now, and considers our pages to contain dead links!

In a world with many millions of web pages, whatever cannot be found does not actually exist, for all practical purposes. That is why you should make sure that remotesensing/libtiff is amongst the very first search result returned when Google is queried for 'libtiff'. Instead, it is currently not returned at all. There's approx 149.000 search results for 'libtiff', and remotesensing/libtiff is not amongst them. Worst case scenario, it may take up to two months before remotesensing/libtiff is again returned in a remotely noticable position, *if* remotesensing server is up all the time.

Chris or anyone concerned,

I see http://partners.adobe.com/asn/tech/tiff/index.jsp still refers to tiff-request@sgi.com. The proper place to point to is the LibTiff homepage at http://www.remotesensing.org/libtiff/, instead. This particular Adobe page is probably the single most important TIFF page around. It has PageRank 8, which beats even libtiff.org. A good pointer, on that page, may be a small step for Adobe, but it's a giant gift for the legit LibTiff domain. I mentioned this before, and added that I wouldn't mind a pointer to the archive on that page, either. Being a bit of a nag now, chances for a pointer to the archive are probably decreasing. But Adobe probably does want to consider at least linking to remotesensing/libtiff, on that page, instead of presenting the 'Adobe partners' with only a pointer that hasn't been valid for years.

Joris Van Damme
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