2003.12.13 22:14 "Re: [Tiff] Stupid question", by Joris Van Damme
I believe I have most TIFF mailing list e-mails since 11/96.
I don't know how complete they are, or how well-filtered they are for spam. Let me know if you want them.
I am very gratefull, in any case! Yes, I very much appreciate receiving them. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If Frank and the majority of this mailing list consent to it, I'd like to take it one step further, as mentioned before. I'd like to filter away all spam and unanswered or otherwise irrelevant issues, group the remainder, perhaps by TIFF flavor or something, and build a good index. Perhaps link this with a little TIFF tag viewer app, so as to be able to automatically group and list all relevant available knowledge applicable to any given TIFF page or something. I'd like to put this structured archive on-line for public download, for free of course, with the same licence as covers LibTiff. I realize there may be copyright issues, after all, these mails are not mine, even if they are public. That is why I consult the group and especially Frank to see if there are objections to this plan. If the vast majority of you give your blessing, I'm very willing to put in the time it takes, and take care of other issues like hosting the results of my efforts.
If there are objections, I still like to build a good archive for myself, for personal use. That is why I am very happy with your response, Phillip, either way, and I am gratefull for anyone offering additional archives.