|2002||Kiel 021126||EuroParl 0211||Amsterdam 020830||Brussels 20020619||Paris 020610||Linuxtag 0206||EuroParl 2002-05-15||Madrid 020506||EPC 20020610||GUUG 020301||CIP 020128|
Currently the conference page points to many PDF and MSWord documents which are dead ends of discussions in many ways. MSWord documents can't even be displayed safely on non-microsoft systems, and PDF documents do not have the linking characteristics that make the WWW an exciting place. Moreover, many of the documents have a deeply political background and little if any scientific value. Some of the authors regularly shy away from public discussion and derive their authority from political backing rather than from an open process of peer review. Some of these studies are part of the problem rather than contributions to its solution. Below you find our account of the problems and solutions as well as critical reviews pages of various documents from the Columbanous background pages (which may have contributed either problems or solutions to the swpat debate).