|List Name||Discussions about professional software testing activities (swtest-discuss)|
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Some information from that FAQ that bears repeating is the pointer to the FAQs on testing contractors and consultants, testing courses, and test tools, which you will find at http://www.testingfaqs.org/.
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|Created:||Apr 21, 2003|
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