I'm quite curious as to how you know this for certain. Were you around when
rec.gardens.edible was created?
I ask because I know that there are some gatewayed ngs (the same posts
appear in differing internet guises) and I just wonder if there is such a
set up here that was created at some time in the past.
It is also unethical,
?????? that doesn't make sense. Bry is a poster whose posts come to this
forum through an alternate means. Bry is no more stealing your posts than
you are stealing his/hers.
I think more information is needed before I'd climb on my high horse over
The only FAQ I can find for this ng relates to herbs so no help there.
It may have been, but not to gardenbanter.co.uk and - even
if it had been - NO ONE has authority to do this. That is
*not* how unmoderated Usenet newsgroups operate.
In other words, I could create such a 'gateway' and take all
the posts from this newsgroup and publish them on my website
(for commercial purposes): but it would be unethical and a
violation of copyright. Or you could. Or anyone could.
There's nothing to prevent this from being done. It would
still be unethical and a violation of copyright.
If you are in a friend's house, perhaps minding the goldfish
while your friend is away on vacation, and see lots of money
lying about, there's nothing to prevent you from taking it.
The fact that there's nothing to prevent you from taking it
does not make it right.
I was under the impression that Bry was the domain owner of
gardenbanter.co.uk -- his own posts gave me that impression.
He now says that he is not. If this is true, I was
mistaken. And I hereby apologize to Bry.
Anyway: I'm gone, unsubbing.
To email me, remove the trap and type my first
name in its place.
"Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of
supply and demand. It is the privilege of human beings to
live under the laws of justice and mercy." - Wendell Berry
I was here, too, when rec.gardens.edible was split off from rec.gardens.
Being around when a newsgroup is created is not really a sign of any
authority at all - even if you voted for said newsgroup, which I did.
Ah. So, Pat, what are you going to do about groups.google.com? Because
usenet-to-email, usenet-to-html, usenet-to-whatever gateways been around
in one form or another for ages (probably since usenet began), and will
stay around as long as usenet continues to functions.
I see gardenbanter as just yet another take on that gateway, for those who
don't have usenet access; this one is set up in the spirit of the times,
like most any php-mysql forum (bb? bb2? they all look the same to me.).
Is this better than googlegroups? Dunno. Is it better than a proper usenet
program? Certainly not.
Henriette Kress, AHG Helsinki, Finland
Henriette's herbal homepage: http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed
On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 06:55:53 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If you really decided to unsubscribe you won't see this I suppose.
Anyone can archive posts to usenet and make those archives available
to the public. They can even charge people for access. This breaks
no US copyright rules. Simply ticking off the yes no archive button
does not offer any legal protection. You certainly do own the
copyright of any material you write and claim. That offers you
protection against infringements, but an archive of public posts is
not an infringement.
I'm still picking tomatos in zone 6 - Now that's worth discussing!
When last we left our heros, on Mon, 10 Nov 2003 06:55:53 -0500,
I wish you wouldn't. You're a very calm, sane voice that
skews the noise/signal ratio to the good side. I don't
get to post as much as I would like, but I always
enjoy your posts.
And I liked your passionate defense. I've had entire posts of
mine from another froup lifted and presented as someone
else's. That's just so tacky!
"Maybe you'd like to ask the Wizard for a heart."
"ElissaAnn" < email@example.com>
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