Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] mini LUG site?
From: Alan Ball <>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 09:32:28 +0100


Feel free to manage your site the way you want and to invite and host
whoever you want and to name it anyway you want. As long as that name
does not imply unfounded support by organisations or individuals which
have not explicitely voiced such a support.

Please do not think for a split second that your very interesting and
generous initiative represents anyone except yourself and those who will
respond favorably to your invitations. 

There is no 'majority' here on this topic as there is no ballot and no
reasons for a ballot. So as long as you do not use my name or imply that
organisations I participate in are involved as such in your initiative,
please go ahead and do your thing.

As a conclusion, I would recommend you to avoid naming your site after
organisations such as the LUG, however informal they may be, or after
concepts such as "leica-users", which implicate a brand that might want
to defend its trademarks. This will prevent a lot of subsequent

Friendly regards and best wishes for the success of your pages,
Francesco wrote:
> >From private emails to me in the past week I understand that
> the majority of you do not care whether there is a domain name
> or not, and that a Leica section on my travel photo site would be
> fine.  This email is a request for further opinions on this before
> I make a final decision.
> Francesco
> At 04:07 AM 11/23/98 , Greg Locke wrote:
> >At 06:10 PM 22/11/98 -0800, you wrote:
> >
> >>At 03:10 PM 11/22/98 , Eric Welch wrote:
> >>>>  is availible
> >>>>  is availible
> >>>
> >>>how about or something like that?
> >
> >  is available.  .ORG and .COM are taken.
> >
> >        As has been mentioned, our own domain name is nice but not essential.
> >There seem to be enough members on the list with their own domains (and
> >webspace) that can offer easy access.
> >
> >
> >        Eric,  how much space do you think is needed?
> > (I'm calculating what space I may have available to offer)
> >
> >...and I assume those of use with scanners and prepare our own photos and
> >upload to the page designer?
> >
> >SEE! this is what happens when I'm home and in between assignments....
> >...I get INVOLVED in stuff.
> >
> >cheers,
> >
> >
> >
> >Greg Locke <>
> >St. John's, Newfoundland.
> ><>
> >----------------------------------
> >"I've finally figured out what's wrong with photography.
> >It's a one-eyed man looking through a little 'ole.
> >Now, how much reality can there be in that?" -- David Hockney
> >