Usenix distribution tapes (Was: C++ tape)
Peter H. Salus
peter at usenix.UUCP
Tue Aug 2 07:22:22 AEST 1988
In article <3410 at encore.UUCP>, paradis at encore.UUCP (Jim Paradis) writes:
> In article <158 at usenix.UUCP> peter at usenix.UUCP (Peter H. Salus) writes:
> >Individual members of USENIX who wish to obtain a copy of the tape
> >may request it from the Association Office, which will then send the
> >requestor a "Tape Release Form." (etc.)
> Hmmm... this is interesting. When I was at Usenix, I picked up a
> tape release form only to sigh in resignation when it said in a big
> box at the top, "CORPORATE, INSTITUTIONAL, AND SUPPORTING MEMBERS
> ONLY". Nice to know that mere mortals can get the tapes too, but
> it would also have been nice to have had forms for individual members
> available at Usenix.
Well, of course, you are right. But this is because
the USENIX Board voted to make the C++ tape available
to members for $125 at their meeting in San Francisco.
While I admit to some supernatural powers, I am unable
to predict actions of the Board prior to the meeting.
I therefore neglected to have new forms printed. Of
course, that's why I posted the information. There is
now a special release form for the C++ tape.
> For that matter, I have the 4.3BSD manual order form in front of me,
> and it too says: "The USENIX Association is proud to announce that it
> will be sponsoring production of the 4.3BSD UNIX Manuals for its
> Institutional and Supporting members." Once again, it APPEARS as
> though individual members are excluded from ordering the manuals.
> Is this correct, or am I reading too much into the form?
You must have an old form. It is nearly a year since
4.3BSD manuals were made available to all members. The
form that appeared in ;login: in the September/October
1987 issue (and every issue since) made it clear that
as a result of negotiations with both AT&T and the
Regents of the University of California, the Association
could now sell manuals to its membership.
> On the topic of membership: I paid the extra $20 for Usenix membership
> along with my Usenix conference registration, but I haven't heard
> anything yet. When will those membership numbers be mailed out
> (so I can get my hot little hands on a tape and some manuals)?
It will take some additional time to process all
those who ticked off the appropriate box on the
San Francisco registration form, because nearly a
thousand folks did so, double Atlanta and nearly double the
Phoenix numbers. Send in your order. If you are a member,
we'll figure it out. (Incidentally, membership numbers
appear on the ;login: mailing labels (*except* for the
990 new ones).
> Jim Paradis, Encore Computer
> (.signature undergoing renovations. Please pardon our appearance.)
Peter H. Salus
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