Yahoo SCOX/CKX C&B Project

Yahoo SCOX Crash And Burn Archive Project

On January 14th, 2005 due to unknown reasons certain yahoo financial message boards started experiencing disappearing posts. On this date, cat_herder_5263 posted message id 223408 asking if anyone had archived the Yahoo SCOX message board. In message id 223465 I (spamsux99) replied that yes, in fact I do have an archive. I stated that anyone who would like archived copies needs to grant me permission to redistribute/republish their comments.

Responses to this post have led me to start the Yahoo SCOX Crash and Burn Archive Project. As you may know, at any time SCOX may either run out of cash, or lose their desperate legal lottery attempts to extract licensing fees from linux users. Once SCOX finally does crash and burn, they will be delisted and the Yahoo SCOX board will disappear. This project aims to preserve a record of the crash and burn, and to provide useful ways to access the content of these posts.

To make this project possible, I am asking for permisison from posters to either the Yahoo SCOX or Yahoo CKX financial message boards for rights to republish their comments under the CCL Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 license. A copy of this license can be found at creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/. In case of the loss of posts by yahoo or the eventual shutdown of the board, I will provide archive copies of all posts by any poster who grants me these rights in the form of a SQL dump. The request must come from the email account of the original yahoo poster.

From time to time I will repost this message, along with a list of yahoo ids who have granted permission. If you wish to make your posts available under these terms, please reply to this post.

If you previously granted me permissions to republish/redistribute by replying to Yahoo SCO message id 223465, please reply again to this message!

The text of this Yahoo Message Board post has been licensed for copying and distribution by the Yahoo Message Board user “spamsux99” under the following license:

License: CCL Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike v2.0