the aftermath of EarlyChristianWritings.com and friends
- I hope that this message is appreciated by people who know me or my
past work. It is crossposted with XTalk2 and other lists.
A special note to the gthomas group: a similar thing with similar
cause happened to gospelthomas.com a couple years ago. I can easily
see the gospelthomas.com material going a separate way from the rest
of ECW now. If you are interested in that particularly, let me know.
My first instinct is to let it be hosted by a popular Thomas site that
already exists and will have it. Grondin comes to mind, and also
Since it opened in 2001, the website has been widely regarded as being
a decent place to jump around the documents of the first two centuries
and get links to translations, research, and such.
This month I let the domain name expire. While this wasn't completely
intentional, I am of course culpable. A domain name in the Internet
age is more than just a resolution of squiggles into a four byte IP
address. Losing it represents a financial opportunity lost, but more
importantly, a great inconvenience to all who have extensively linked
to the site or referred to it regularly. The links number in the
thousands. The users included teachers and students.
I do have an interest in allowing the material created for ECW and for
EJW to live on in another form, under another person's or
organization's guiding hand. I cannot offer the domain name (which,
again in the Internet age, is probably worth more than the text) but I
can offer my backing of whatever project gets the site as "spiritual
successor" to the venerable (again, in the Internet age) Early
Christian Writings. I can also offer all distribution rights to the
text itself, to the extent that I am the copyright holder.
If you have any comments about this that you want to make quite
certain I see, send a message to peterkirby@... and, of
course, "discuss amongst yourselves," as Mike Myers would say.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "KirbTron" <peter@...> wrote:
> This month I let the domain name expire. While this wasn't completelyAnd, while perhaps culpable, perhaps with redemption available to me
> intentional, I am of course culpable.
if accepted... I have rights apparently. I will pursue all options
before giving up (contacting registrar, claiming trademark with
dispute resolution agency).
I am of course still interested in "opening up" my content more so
that other sites could use it. Grondin, what do you say?