Draft of text for Sources instructions.

Dan Davison Davison at UH.EDU
Thu Jan 2 23:12:57 EST 1992

Don Gilbert said:
> If someone uses ftp to put a contribution to one of the archives,
> then it is up to forces of entropy to push that contribution to
> other archives (meaning I or you or someone has to fetch from one
> archive and put to another) -- I don't have any automated "software
> fetching" software installed.  

The Gene-Server staff...me and a graduate student who helps out --
peruse all the other sites once a month and pull over whatever we
don't already have.  There have been problems getting to nic.funet.fi
since we started this in November so the coverage there is not complete.
I will try to keep track of who has what and put send the appropriate
file(s) to the sites that don't have them. I guess I will be the
intermittent coordinator...

> If I write a piece of software and post it on iubio archive (which I
> will tend to do), then some person needs to copy it to the other 
> archives at some point, if they are to get it.  I'm too lazy to do that.
> Maybe D. Davison, R. Harper and R. Fuchs are too busy.

Can't speak for the others, but once a month we check out the other
sites and compile lists of what to get (and now will list what to
send) so there should not be more than a two week lag...depending on
network connections, of course.

I've been pretty good (not great, though) about sending things out
when they appear in my anonymous FTP area or e-mail box.

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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