Re: [rp-ml] Re: Reports of the Death of the RPNL have been greatly exaggerated...

From: Rachel Park (
Date: Mon Jul 02 2007 - 11:11:04 EEST

Great news from Hannu, experience is so valuable as everyone in this
industry is more than aware.

My opinion, for what it is worth as a member of the trade press, is
that this list is too good to let go and/or fizzle out on a remote
server somewhere.

If FIRPA is willing, I think that is an excellent suggestion,
potentially with the least upheaval. Furthermore, FIRPA is a member of
GARPA I believe and Terry Wohlers suggestion that GARPA could oversee
it would ensure that the best interests of the list were served by
interested but neutral parties. A win-win situation?

Regards, Rachel

On 2 Jul 2007, at 06:03, Hannu Kaikonen wrote:

> Hi!
> I sent this message last week, but from a wrong address, so it may have
> been filtered... But here it is again... :)
> At 23:32 27.6.2007, you wrote:
>> Reports of the Death of the RPML have been greatly exaggerated.
>> After three weeks of silence the RPML is running again thanks to the
> efforts of Seppo, the technical magician behind this modern miracle.
> He
> plugged away until he solved the problem which in this case, involved
> plugging the power cord of the server back into the wall socket.
>> But heres the problem: It took him a couple of weeks to get around to
> plugging it back in - and we’ve been put on notice that Seppo and
> Hannu
> are becoming disinterested parties. Very soon they will be annoyed
> parties.
>> That means that the RPML - if it is to continue - better start looking
> for a new home.
>> I would think that the best place for it to emigrate to would be to
>> an academic institution, or failing that, a place of higher learning.
>> That’s probably a better choice than allowing it to fall into the
>> hands of a crass commercial entity, who would use it to further a
>> particular point of view, and bend it to grind against the wheel of
>> profit, such as myself.
>> Let the discussion begin - because if it doesn't the next time the
>> plug on the server gets kicked out of the wall it may stay out.
> Hello
> Thanks to Seppo for getting us back online again, and Ed for for his
> help
> and participation. It's great to have friends like you.
> The problem with current server location is real and time will not
> solve
> it. Seppo is working elsewhere and I do not have access to the server
> room, thus any hardware problems will take time to solve. If we want
> to
> keep the rp-ml alive, the server should be repositioned. Fortunately
> Finnish Rapid Prototyping Association (FIRPA) is already expressed
> interest and they are willing to help. I'd be happy to continue as
> admin,
> and it seems that my future position at work may allowe me to take more
> active role once again, not only with rp-ml, but with the whole rp
> community.
> I will contact FIRPA, but still I'd love to open up the discussion for
> other options as well.
> --
> Yours truly
> Hannu Kaikonen
> aka. Rapid Dude
> owner rp-ml
> * Share and Enjoy! *
Rachel Park
TCT Magazine

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