Thanks for the link.  The only problem I see with this archive website is
that it has too visible a presence.  If Altium told them to get rid of any
copyrighted materials with a Protel copyright, they would have to do so or
face legal wrangling.  And I wonder if they have the service packs.  Even if
the "fair use" part of copyright law protects the archive's right to store
text information, I doubt that it extends to software service packs.  Not
too long ago, a Protel user of v3.X was able to receive the service packs
from another user on this forum, even though Protel was no longer making it
available for download.  If Protel won't support their old releases with
downloadable patches, we will have to take matters into our own hands.

So, I think we still need some folks from this list to archive the Protel
stuff independently (and discreetly).

Best regards,
Ivan Baggett
Bagotronix Inc.
website:  www.bagotronix.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Hutchinson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Altium Total Support Brochure


> It's already been done in a big way!
>
> Check out http://www.archive.org/ a lot all of the web is archived going
> back to 1996.
>
> I just looked and Protel's various sites are archived back to December
1996
> including the PDF manuals.
>
> Paul
>
> > Maybe someone on this list should archive Protel's website content right
> now
> > before they yank it.  Any volunteers?  I can't do it, all I have is a
> lousy
> > POTS Internet connection (no affordable broadband in Tallahassee).
>

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