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The Icon Bar: General: An open request...Preseving RISC OS heratige
 
  An open request...Preseving RISC OS heratige
  alex_farlie (17:37 25/1/2014)
  andypoole (18:14 29/1/2014)
    sirbod (22:05 29/1/2014)
      alex_farlie (15:32 30/1/2014)
  filecore (06:28 30/1/2014)
    alex_farlie (15:14 30/1/2014)
      filecore (16:40 30/1/2014)
        tokyoracer (15:24 4/2/2014)
          alex_farlie (10:39 5/2/2014)
 
Alex Farlie Message #122973, posted by alex_farlie at 17:37, 25/1/2014
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In a recent thread, concern was expressed about the potential loss of RISC OS related material due to various factors.

Therefore I am making an open request.

If people here have RISC OS/Acorn related items, websites or archives of material, I'd very strongly suggest donating appropriate archives, mirrors and snapshots to preservation efforts such as archive.org or JASPP

It would be useful to note (in response to this thread) which active developers are happy for their work to be preserved.

Alex Farlie
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Andrew Poole Message #122986, posted by andypoole at 18:14, 29/1/2014, in reply to message #122973

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In a recent thread, concern was expressed about the potential loss of RISC OS related material due to various factors.

Therefore I am making an open request.

If people here have RISC OS/Acorn related items, websites or archives of material, I'd very strongly suggest donating appropriate archives, mirrors and snapshots to preservation efforts such as archive.org or JASPP

It would be useful to note (in response to this thread) which active developers are happy for their work to be preserved.

Alex Farlie
Aren't the two whole threads and news item we've already got on this enough for you? tongue
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Jon Abbott Message #122987, posted by sirbod at 22:05, 29/1/2014, in reply to message #122986
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Alex should probably point out he's not affiliated with either project and that preservation project charities do exist, such as The Centre for Computing History and The National Museum of Computing.
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Jason Togneri Message #122988, posted by filecore at 06:28, 30/1/2014, in reply to message #122973

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In a recent thread, concern was expressed
Can you provide a link to the thread you're referencing?
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Alex Farlie Message #122989, posted by alex_farlie at 15:14, 30/1/2014, in reply to message #122988
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http://iconbar.com/forums/viewthread.php?threadid=12132&page=1#122947
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Alex Farlie Message #122990, posted by alex_farlie at 15:32, 30/1/2014, in reply to message #122987
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Not to mention the efforts being put in by The Internet Archive(Archive.org).

Currently the curator of the Internet Archive's software and computer related ephemera collections is Jason Scott. He's a well known and HIGHLY respected archivist (with balls) for digital content. He is also from reading some essays he wrote someone with the a unique viewpoint on archival issues.

If you've got ancient computer software related items (software, manuals, media, etc.), he's certainly someone to be contacted.

His official contact e-mail is linked from the IA page at - https://archive.org/details/software)

He's also the figurehead for Archive Team, a separate volunteer archival effort (archiveteam.org) and is thus also the person to contact if you want to "donate" snapshots of FTP mirrors or complete websites, it seems.

I'd strongly urge people to 'donate' to multiple archives though.
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Jason Togneri Message #122991, posted by filecore at 16:40, 30/1/2014, in reply to message #122989

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http://iconbar.com/forums/viewthread.php?threadid=12132&page=1#122947

Wow, so many edits, withdrawls and retractions. It's kinda hard to follow exactly what the discussion there is all about. It's a shame I missed that one at the time.
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Tokyoracer Message #122994, posted by tokyoracer at 15:24, 4/2/2014, in reply to message #122991
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I don't know if it's any good but I got a s**t-ton of floppy disks all Acorn format. Are you looking to archive them, something like and Acorn equivilant of AmiNet (Amiga)? What about videogames?

[Edited by tokyoracer at 15:25, 4/2/2014]
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Alex Farlie Message #123004, posted by alex_farlie at 10:39, 5/2/2014, in reply to message #122994
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I don't know if it's any good but I got a s**t-ton of floppy disks all Acorn format. Are you looking to archive them, something like and Acorn equivilant of AmiNet (Amiga)? What about videogames?

[Edited by tokyoracer at 15:25, 4/2/2014]
Have a word with Jon Abbot (JASPP) or Jason Scott (at Archive.org) smile
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