[rescue] Preservation (was: Looking for Ultrix 4 for DECstation)

Brian Wheeler bdwheele at indiana.edu
Fri Jul 22 17:51:06 CDT 2011

On Fri, 2011-07-22 at 15:27 -0700, Ian Finder wrote:
> >
> > This is why software preservation, legal or not, above ground or not,
> > is crucial.
> >
> > On that topic, what is the lifespan on the (E)EPROM roms in all these
> > machines and peripherals we love so dearly?
> >
> > Might it be time to start an organized stockpile of backup images for
> > the rarer machines and peripherals?
> >

There used to be a site (dustbunny) that had a reasonable collection of
stuff but I haven't been able to get to it for ages.

I keep debating if I want to push for a project in my department at IU
(Digital Library Program) for a software preservation project since
archival stuff is the bulk of what we're working on
(audio/film/images/slides/etc) and this would just be an extension of a
lot of what we're doing.


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