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Lispm in the Sangre de Cristos
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 90 03:14 EDT
From: RWK@fuji.ila.com (Robert W. Kerns)
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 90 15:35 PDT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Weaver)
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 90 15:41 MDT
From: paul@PERSEPHONE.aegean-sea.dialnet.symbolics.com (Paul Cross)
Gee whiz, wish *I* could get away with this kind of message...
Were you not aware that this sort of direct advertising is proscribed?
Actually, I don't know if it is, in fact, prohibited, anymore.
This isn't the dARPAnet anymore. Note all the hosts ending in ".COM";
they're commercial companies, who pay the costs of their pieces of the
network. Various pieces of the Internet are semi-commercially operated,
and there's even the potential for competition!
I don't know what the rules are anymore, but I wouldn't automatically
assume they're the same as they used to be.
While the regional networks are mostly commercial, they are linked
together by an NSF-sponsored backbone, and the NSF is federally funded
and has restrictions against purely commercial use of the net.