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  Re: Archives available?
From: lindsey at lorien.mallorn.com (Christopher P. Lindsey) on 1997.10.02 at 03:51:34(1367)
> > I personally like the idea of archiving. Archiving a list such as
> > Aroid-L has many practical benefits. But there are those, and I respect
> > their rights, who object because of personal privacy issues, and some
> > even are concerned with issues of copyright.
> Mallorn Computing does archive some lists (I don't recall if AROID-L
> is among them) on a Web Page. They keep them in their original
> form, stating the author and context in which the postings were
> made. There has been a lot of fuss over copyrights, etc. regarding
> Mallorn's Site. I do not see that they are 'ripping off' anyone,
> and they provide a valuable service to listgroups such as our who
> would like easy access to archive data. They currently archive the
> Medit-Plants discussion which I started a few years ago, and some
> members find it very useful.

Hi everybody,

When Mallorn first started doing the archives, they were meant for
internal use within the company. Unfortunately, the URL somehow
became public, and many people were upset (and rightfully so).

Because of that mishap, we now only maintain archives for lists
that want to be archived, but I do keep my own personal set for other
lists that I subscribe to.

We would still be happy to archive aroid-l in a web-based format with
a search engine; our overall goal is dissemination of knowledge.
If you'd like to look at some of the lists, visit


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