Draft of text for Sources (source distribution)

Dan Davison Davison at UH.EDU
Mon Jan 13 13:52:22 EST 1992

Foteos Macrides said:
> [...] So, the moderators could place the actual sources only on the
> archives, and instead of sources, in a bionet/BIOSCI forum post only
> the README portion and an indication of were to get the software,
> i.e., some or all of the FTP sites and via Email from the
> Gene-Server.  Thus, everyone could subscribe to be promptly informed
> about the software's availability and its nature (more detailed than 
> what you get with the server's INDEX command), and those presently stuck on
> the BITNET "donkey-cart" or on Internet without FTP could use the Gene-Server
> to get only that software they DO want -- which is a justifiable use
> of email. 

I really like this idea -- I don't have any axe to grind on the nature
of the newsgroup but having READMEs posted with pointers to the
archive sites is a very good idea.


dr. dan davison/dept. of biochemical and biophysical sciences/univ. of
Houston/4800 Calhoun/Houston,TX 77204-5934/davison at uh.edu/DAVISON at UHOU

"I do not feel obliged to believe that same God who endowed us with sense,
reason, and intellect had intended for us to forgo their use."  --Galileo

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