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New goodies on drobe.co.uk

By Chris Williams. Published: 24th Apr 2003, 23:19:24 | Permalink | Printable

Event diary and more

The drobe.co.uk behind-the-scenes team have been busy bees recently and you may have noticed the sudden appearance of various goodies on the left menu section. We've decided to post this as a news item because the changes are probably useful to RISC OS users generally.

Well anyway, here's what's been added recently:

Event diary
This is a handy online calendar of RISC OS events happening throughout the year. Each event is labelled with a date, catagory, description and contact details for the organisers. The calendar is searchable and indexed. We'll list all major events and you can also submit details of other events too if you think we've overlooked something.

FTP archives
We're mirroring roughly 14GB of RISC OS software and related websites and it's available via HTTP and now FTP.

Reference material
Serving you schematics of older Acorn hardware, technical reference manuals for the RiscPC and other Acorn computers plus a collection of photos.

Online chat
Talk and discuss in real time with other drobe.co.uk readers.

This is on top of the Forums, article comments, new FAQ section, Wallpaper, Newsgroups and comprehensive search facilities absorbed from AcornSearch.


Give us your comments.

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YAY - go drobe

 is a RISC OS Usertim_firmager on 26/4/03 8:20PM
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Funny, I don't remember giving Drobe permission to copy my Acorn Cybervillage web site?

Did they also ask the people using the other sections on this site too?

You should know better Drobe, after all you guys use the (c) yourself.

Can I sue? :-)

If you're going to 'archive' why not archive something like www.quantumsoft.co.uk? Don't Drobe know there is Megabytes of of useful files on that site?

I'll expect an email very soon lads.

 is a RISC OS Userquatermass on 26/4/03 11:40PM
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The drobe backlash has started! *fight! fight! fight!*


 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 26/4/03 11:51PM
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The copyrights on your archived copy of the cybervillages are all perfectly preserved.

Oh, dear. There appears to be a much larger copy of cybervillage on archive.org - perhaps you should sue them as well.


Just look at that! -- Ian Hawkins (g0tai)

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 27/4/03 12:28AM
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FINISHED --00:32:45-- Downloaded: 65,240,354 bytes in 830 files

Cheers for the quantumsoft site pointer - missed that one! Now been added to the Historical archives section.

-- Ian Hawkins (g0tai)

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 27/4/03 12:33AM
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Feel free to email us with any problems/concerns you have with copyright.

Drobe respects copyright (as with us asking AcornUser permission to republish old AU mags), and the Historical archives section was created as we saw no copyright issues with it.

-- Ian Hawkins (g0tai)

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 27/4/03 12:38AM
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i'm a cyber copyright punk ooh yea

 is a RISC OS Usernex on 27/4/03 12:43AM
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Web sites are cached and archived all over the world on numerous servers. It's part of how the Web works, so Drobe and other sites making deliberate archives can hardly be deemed to break any copyright. -- Michael Stubbs, Leeds

 is a RISC OS Userarenaman on 27/4/03 3:53AM
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Look at the bright side - having mirrors means less of your bandwidth gets eaten. :)

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 27/4/03 12:34PM
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It's not a mirror. They're archives. Mirrors get updated frequently, these don't. -- Ian Hawkins (g0tai)

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 27/4/03 1:18PM
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It's not a mirror. They're archives. Mirrors get updated frequently, these don't. -- Ian Hawkins (g0tai)

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 27/4/03 1:18PM
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Cool. Clicking submit twice rocks :) -- Ian Hawkins (g0tai)

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 27/4/03 1:19PM
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Same difference. :)

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 27/4/03 3:22PM
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The second post is an archive of the first!

Or is it a mirror?

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 27/4/03 4:52PM
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