In terms of donating money.... some thoughts. If you turn it into a what we
call it a non profit organization in US -- it might require some paper work
but then you can ask for subscription money. For example -- for $100 every
one at ASU can participate in rp-ml -- same as for XYZ industries. It would
be easy for me to process this subscription. and it can be on voluntary
basis so no is kept out for lack of money.
On the other hand if 2000$ is all you need I bet between Stratasys, 3D
Systems and others could cough up that much -- its a drop in the marketing
budget for those companies..... Terry is right -- do what you can to keep it
Now I was going to offer that ASU could host the list serve but you want to
keep it close to you which I understand.
Dr. Anshuman Razdan
Phone: (480) 965 0483 (Tina)
Office: GWC 574
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: email@example.com
>> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
>> Ian Gibson
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 11:20 PM
>> To: email@example.com
>> Subject: Re: End of service...
>> If you were able to set up a bank account or a credit card paying in
>> account, I would be happy to divert some of my hard-earned
>> cash into it.
>> I'm also sure that many of the people who have benefitted
>> greatly from
>> rp-ml would also do the same.
>> At 08:18 AM 4/26/01 +0300, you wrote:
>> >Hello friends
>> >A few words from your friendly administrator. This is
>> somethiong I'd
>> >really like you all to read - after all it's about the
>> future of rp-ml.
>> >To a new position
>> >As of Feb 28th 2001 HUT Lahti centre no longer supports RP
>> research, so all
>> >of my team, including me, have moved to new positions,
>> mainly outside
>> >HUT. I continue working with RP (essentially I continue my
>> former work
>> >with this new organization) in my new position as a project
>> manager in
>> >Institute for Design Research, Lahti Finland.
>> >END OF SERVICE
>> >Me leaving HUT means that there's a bit of a problem with
>> rp-ml. HUT here
>> >in Lahti does not want to keep the service alive - in a way this is
>> >understandable since there really is no RP research at HUT
>> Lahti centre
>> >anymore. That's it folks, it's been nice knowing you
>> all... So long, and
>> >thanks for all the fish!
>> >Now that was nasty thing to do.... bad me - shame! Really,
>> this IS NOT THE
>> >END OF RP-ML ! ! ! I'm currently looking for a place to
>> relocate the
>> >rp-ml server. I'm devoted to carry on the administrative
>> work and I'd like
>> >to keep rp-ml -and the server- close to me, it makes things a lot
>> >easier... Relocating the service may take a while since
>> things like
>> >domain-names and network connections etc. take some time to
>> process - and I
>> >have to spend some money (my own for a change) to get it
>> done. But no
>> >worries, I still have friends at HUT, so rp-ml should not
>> disappear - and
>> >in near future it will be transferred to a new server.
>> Meanwhile we just
>> >have to get along with what we have...
>> >Now I must find a way to finance rp-ml - although it's only
>> something like
>> >2000USD/year, my own (i.e personal, really from my own bank
>> account) assets
>> >will not last for long... so if any of you would like to
>> spend (donate,
>> >spend, even invest if you like) some money to keep the
>> service alive - and
>> >become an Official rp-ml Sponsor - or if you have other
>> >well, I'm listening.
>> >Now back to daily business.
>> >Let's keep up the good work and, what is most important,
>> >* Share and Enjoy! *
>> >Yours truly
>> >Hannu Kaikonen
>> >aka Rapid Dude
>> >btw. we are going to introduce a slightly shorter alias for
>> our email
>> >For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
>> Dr. Ian Gibson
>> Associate Professor
>> Dept. Mechanical Engineering
>> The University of Hong Kong
>> tel: +852 28597901
>> fax: +852 28585415
>> email: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Don't look around to find the sound that's right beneath your feet.
>> For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
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