Will ibm.software.vasmalltalk be archived anywhere?

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Will ibm.software.vasmalltalk be archived anywhere?

Postby jtuchel » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:56 pm

IBM today announced that they'll close ibm.software.vasmalltalk by the end of this year. The group doesn't accept any new postings any more.

I must admit that the group hasn't been very active over the last two or three years, but still I find a lot of good information on that usenet group, some of which is more than a decade old but still helpful in many cases.

I wonder if there is a place somewhere that will keep the postings for a few years more and where you can search them.

If there's none, would somebody here have time and ressources to archive the group contents? How long does Google Groups keep a group in the archives?


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Re: Will ibm.software.vasmalltalk be archived anywhere?

Postby tc » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:19 pm


This is the clearest statement I can find on google about keeping groups:

How far back does Google's Usenet archive go?

Google has fully integrated more than 20 years of Usenet archives into Google Groups, which now offers access to more than 1 billion Usenet messages dating back to 1981. We believe this to be the most complete collection of Usenet articles ever assembled and a fascinating historical document.

. . . so, it seems the group will be searchable on google. One can still post to the group but not through the ibm server.

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