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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: weaver@russian.spa.symbolics.com (Eric Weaver)

	    Date: Tue, 14 Aug 90 15:41 MDT
	    From: paul@PERSEPHONE.aegean-sea.dialnet.symbolics.com (Paul Cross)

	    You probably...

	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.