Re: bitsavers.org and Symbolics documents
Miles Nordin <carton <at> ivy.net>
2009-03-13 20:52:06 GMT
>>>>> "p" == peter <p2.edoc <at> googlemail.com> writes:
p> Does anyone know how we stand with putting such history up on
p> the web (re. copyright etc)?
Are you asking if it's a violation of copyright to photograph the
spines of your books on the bookshelf? I hope not. But I could
certainly imagine an old Lisper asking such a thing.
I suppose you are so brilliant that even the titles of your books have
to be protected from the unwashed thieving masses, are you? Maybe I
have to pay $10,000 if I want to look at the book, and $100,000 to
read it? or, maybe not, but you want to make sure your employer is
free to strike such a deal at a later date---wouldn't want to bite the
hand that once fed you?
as for scanning the contents and posting it, ``I double-dog dare
you.'' I think there are <cough> a few people who might have gotten
that leaked copy of OpenGenera posted to Piratebay, and then a free
copy of Tru64 under HP's developers and enthusiasts program, who might
be able to use some manuals to go with it (if said people ever bother
to quit running NetBSD on their alphas).
Now that greed and arrogance has demolished their entire professional
culture and everything they spent their lives creating, maybe there
are some grouchy jaded old men who would like some of their work to
survive them, after having failed so spectacularly in the marketplace
on the terms at which they chose to engage it, repeatedly, in one
dying gasp after another. If not, well then I suppose it won't---give
the dusty books to your laughing, eye-rolling grandson.