On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 9:24 AM, Aaron Schaefer firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I'd guess it's because that is what is recommended by the FHS:
I kind of like having it separate, and think it makes sense, even though that's not what I've always been used to. It's definitely a more consistent and centralized location to store things that are served by the system.
An additional note, directories in /home imply that there is a user by that name. /home/http or /home/sites or something is a little goofy if you don't have users named "http" and/or "sites". Nothing says there *must* be users for those dirs, but that's just the way /home was intended to work.