Re: Umax spec distribution via ftp

Joe Nestlerode (
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 06:45:44 -0500

I'd have to agree with those who advocate discretion. It makes no sense
to jeopardize a valuable source when the specs can be disseminated by
other means. If the source sees that these specs have been put on an
anonymous ftp server, s/he might think twice next time.

(My $.02)

On Thu, 22 Jan 1998, Rogier Wolff wrote:

> William T Wilson wrote:
> >
> > I doubt this. Unless you are an authorized representative of this
> > company, or even have reasonable connections of such a type, I will
> > instead follow the instructions of the person who obtained this material,
> > who specifically asked if there was FTP space for it.
> Right. David has offered space on the "sane" ftp site, but he agrees
> with me that we better be sure that they want it published.
> The hint that they don't want it published is that they don't give it
> out to everybody who asks. There has been quite a while when the state
> was "We asked for docs, but all requests got refused or directed to
> the bitbucket".
> The person who obtained this material just might have missed out on
> the hints that I've seen. I have no power over you: I cannot threaten
> to fire you. So my remark is a friendly remark, to think about what
> you're doing, and not put someones elses job (specifically the one
> that is able to get us docs we need!) on the line without thinking
> about it.
> > Besides, it's not as if I posted it on yahoo, its existence WAS only
> > advertised to members of this list.
> Yes, but with the search-engines that exist nowadays, you don't know
> who will stumble over your site 24 hours from now.

Joe Nestlerode, DuPont R&D `Powered by Linux'
Wilmington, Delaware (Do not fear the Penguin)

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