Don Maslin/Archiving system software (was: ftp archivesdisappearing?)
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Sun Mar 18 02:00:59 CDT 2007
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From: "jim" <jwstephens at msm.umr.edu>
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Subject: Re: Don Maslin/Archiving system software (was: ftp
The problem seems to be having one person organize everything and keep
I look at what the Amiga comunity has done preserving their apps, games, and
hardware. A group of people (some come and go over time) do the cataloging
while users contribute disk images, box scans, hardware photographs and
knowledge, etc. Everybody pitches in and the original material is not
transfered while the archives are on the net for everybody.
What I wanted to do with old 68k Mac material is start a website or ftp site
and dump what I have in an organized manner and let others start
contributing (and using what is available) so that everybody can get
something from it and contribute when they can. Plenty of people have rare
disks and items in their possession but have no place to send it. There are
plenty of places on the internet where you can let people know about the
project and get the word out (forums, newsgroups, swaplists, etc).
Either you do the archiving as a community or you will never get anything
done that will last.
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