Re: Thought on content
- Manny Olds wrote:
> What do we think about getting permission from the variousBefore we even get to that point, I was thinking it might be
> authors to take and keep extracts at our site, to make sure
> the best stuff doesn't just vanish?
polite (and flattering to the writers) to let the folks whose
articles are linked to the course know.
> But what about philosophically? Is this a sound idea?I agree with the point that others have made that we don't want
the courses to stagnate. I think that it would depend on the
article. Some things are going to withstand the test of time better
than others. Articles that are more research-oriented are going to
resist stagnation longer, for example. Assuming that no new primary
sources come to light, I'm sure that Gunnora's article on
Homosexuality in the Viking Age is going to be useful five years from
now. On the other hand, Karl's article on the Tectonic Plates, based
as it is on observations of modern heathen culture is going to need
regular revision. In between articles based on research and UPG
together, as well as on current practice (like those on ritual) are
going to need revision, but not as often as Karl's essay.
One of the things that I like about the course is that it does
force people to visit many different sites out on the 'net. I think
it gives the user a feeling for the diversity in heathenism. Also,
someone reading an article from the course might stay and check the
other stuff on a given site-- this will also help them learn and
grow. If all the pages are on Asatru-U, that will be lost.
Perhaps the better choice is to notify people who have articles
up that their articles are being used, and ask if we can post it if
their page ever vanishes. If they say yes, we can save a backup copy
against future need.
On the other hand, if we'd rather keep people on the Asatru-U
site, perhaps we should ask permission to post copies of the
documents ourselves from the get-go. What do you folks think? What
are the advantages and disadvantages?
- On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 12:55:25PM -0700, Swain Wodening wrote:
> >Don't get me started on Java...
> > You can use perl *as* a server side include! Mwahaha!
> Oh I know.... (-' Makes you wonder why the unenlightened ever try to use
All right, let's get back to topic!