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Google Code-in 2011 FreeBSD

Check the FreeBSD commercial vendors webpage for broken links/references

completed by: GarrettF

mentors: Gavin Atkinson

Description of task

The FreeBSD project maintains a link on it's webpage to external sites where commercial vendors offer services around FreeBSD: Some of these sites might not be available anymore, have moved or may contain new information not related to FreeBSD anymore. In order to keep that web page up to date, the objective of this task is to go through all the links and check whether the vendors still exist and still offer the services they advertise as described. Broken links should be reported to your mentor. If you find that their homepage has moved to a new location, update the broken links accordingly. If the information the link pointed to does not exist anymore (i.e. vendor is out of business) or has been replaced by a new site (like a page for linkfarming), discuss with your mentor whether just the link or the whole vendor information should be removed.

Task requires:

A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer. 
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project:
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter
Knowledge on how to research information on the internet
Thorough work style