Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar
vern4wright at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 28 15:30:39 CDT 2009
> > To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> > Subject: Re: Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar
> > Yes, I think it ought to be put on Bitsavers; I doubt
> Steve would have
> > any objection, I didn't get the feeling that he
> released it ONLY to
> > scribdb.
> Respectfully, feelings and opinions don't translate
> into copyright law. IANAL, but I will suggest one reason
> Ciarcia might have allowed scribdb to host his publications.
> I note that scribdb is a site heavy in advertising.
> Supposedly "free" objects are often actually
> generating revenue - for someone - through such advertising.
> So it may be that this is a business venture - and a
> perfectly legitimate one that I am not criticizing - and
> that Ciarcia really WOULD object to these volumes being
> posted on a purely non-profit, public-service site (thanks,
You're right. It is _possible_ that Steve made a business agreement. (Though I doubt it.)
> If someone is really interested in seeing these hosted
> somewhere else, my suggestion would be to ASK THE AUTHOR.
> Speculating on this list is not a substitute. -- Ian
I have to agree...though I believe that Steve would not object, there is nothing better than asking him.
Though I got the idea that Bitsavers would prefer NOT to host this volume. And by now there must be so many copies floating among us that I should think that it will eventually be hosted by someone with a classic computer website.
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