S. Kritikos on 1 Mar 2001 06:50:31 -0000

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[Nettime-bold] The Delanews project

A follow up to our recent discussion about Google and Deja:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 19:33:34 -0500
> From: Deja Refugee <Deja_Refugee@MailAndNews.com>
> To: deja_refugee@MailAndNews.com
> Subject: Del[ISO-8859-1] à News pages/forums/mlist are now up
> I apologize for taking so long, and for not having a personalized
> reply for everyone.
> Please start at http://delanews.sourceforge.net, read the blurbs,
> follow the links from there, and start using the forums.  Even if
> you lack time or technical skills, there are ways you can help.
> [Don't overlook today's posting in the Help forum, subject
> "forum alternatives".  For the next few days, the most urgent need
> is for ideas on better ways for us all to communicate; the
> SourceForge forum/mlist facilities are somewhat limiting.  Maybe
> it's just my ignorance.]
> Developers & Rocket-Scientists:
> There's a lot of design work to be done.  I've posted my own
> thinking, but I'm not special, and all aspects are open to debate.
> Caveat:  I suspect that a lot of people eagerly anticipate that this is
> intended to be a gnutella/freenet-style project.  I've posted the ways
> in which I think that model doesn't fit, so this may not be the project
> you were hoping to work on.  Then again, maybe I'll be out-voted.
> Regardless, we need to arrive at a consensus on the optimal path to
> creating the best possible successor to Déjà, even if it means that
> the development work isn't as sexy as we'd like.  In the end, if the
> users and organizations don't naturally gravitate to the result we
> finally
> deliver, then we'll have been merely amusing ourselves.
> It would be great if we could hammer-out an over-all design by April
> 1st.
> Let's get to work.

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