From: Hannu Kaikonen (hannu.kaikonen@muotoiluntutkimuslaitos.fi)
Date: Mon May 07 2001 - 11:28:37 EEST

Hello world!

Things around rp-ml are finally cooling down, and a solution is starting to
find it's form. Now that different people have done their travels etc. and
we've managed to have an 'official change of opinions' , we've reached an
agreement (not that there's ever been a disagreement here, we just weren't
able to meet due to travels, work and everything). 'Negotiations' of the
detalis will go on for a while, but the main thing is that

rp-ml will continue it's existence _as_is_ (minor changes may take place a
bit later, most likely the No Attachment Policy -kind of things). Your's
truly will continue administrating rp-ml, the list will stay in Finland and
it will stay independent and uncommercial, as the financial background is
secured by Finnish Rapid Prototyping Association - FIRPA.

As a non-profitable organization FIRPA is the most independent background
support there is for rp-ml, and thus propably the best way to ensure
independency of the list. And since Rapid Prototyping is what FIRPA is all
about, rp-ml will get the respect and support it needs to continue it's work.

I'd like to thank all of you who stepped forward and offered your support.
Since your money will not be needed to run rp-ml just now, I suggest that
you use it to support future events like rp-ml Receptions and such (most
likely I will not be able to join you @ Cincinnati - my employer will not
be able to pay my trip, not just yet. But I hope you all have a Great time

And Thank you as well for all the tips and advices. I will do my best to
develope rp-ml - so keep those ideas coming.

*** Share and Enjoy! ***

Yours truly

Hannu Kaikonen
aka Rapid Dude

For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/

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