julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Dec 13 13:20:34 CST 2005
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> If you're going to toss copyrighted software around, do your best to locate
> the owner (Google is a wonderful tool) and then ASK.
Google's usenet archive isn't what it once was though, now that they obscure
email addresses and only let you contact authors through their site; if the
author's using a spam-trapped address or has changed address format (but is
still at the same location) then it's next to useless.
Of course you may get lucky and find someone through a website, but IME the
usenet archive was the most useful way of tracking people down until the point
that Google broke it... :(
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