[Freegis-list] caching source copies
Thu, 31 Aug 2000 19:46:46 +0200
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you are right that just somebody has to make a copy.
Usually we make one anyway to check the software and the source code.
In the case of ncar I just did not happen to make a copy.
Right now we do not have plans to create a full blown cache.
This should be done at sites with a bigger network connection.
But we could always utilise one of the bigger net archives.
Anyway the freegis pages have grown fast and we need to redesign them,
so they stay usable. We also hope to make it even more easier for you=20
all to participate in the freegis project.
On Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 10:00:44AM -0700, Adrian Vance Custer wrote:
> I wondered if there is a way to cache one copy of free gis software sourc=
> they are released to gpl to prevent what happened with the NCAR software
> recently. Once software is freed, it cannot be locked-up again unless no =
> has got a copy.=20
> I don't personally have time to do this, and wondered if the web site fol=
> they add an item could also cache a source copy. I figure you must be
> collecting the software for distribution on your cd's so do you also
> must automatically keep a copy, no?
> Anyhow, thanks for all the work. I hope soon to take on a more active rol=
> this area. (The phD thesis has a way of taking up a lot of time, not quit=
> why. :-) )
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