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From: Janis Kracht (1:261/38)
To: All
Date: Sun, 04.03.12 18:22
The FidoGazette Vol 06 No 05 Page: 3
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Talk about nonsense Smile

There was a sort of interesting discussion in a private echo
regarding just how 'fidonet' _is_ and _should be_ capitalized
recently.

The question being:

Should it be "FidoNet", or "Fidonet"?

Anyone game for a pin and some angels here? ...And why would you
get riled or bothered if "FidoNet" was used instead of
"Fidonet"?

If you go back to "original documents", like policy4.07, it's an
very uneven split of 92 'FidoNet' entries, and 3 "Fidonet"
entries.

If you look at the FTSC charter, it is split again:

/pub/ftsc$ grep -wc FidoNet FTA-1004.005
16

/pub/ftsc$ grep -wc Fidonet FTA-1004.005
13

ooh.. looks like the darn "FidoNet" people were better typists,
or just meant to call us "FidoNet", not Fidonet Smile

What other essentially quasi-legal documents do we have?
Certainly the body of the entire FTSC library of files if
someone wants to come up with simple grep script to find the
instances..

or that _other_ document that Zone 1 threw away long ago:

Echopol

waitaminit...

Here is a document that Zone 2 has _digested_ (while we
tossed it OUT) and it does live on in some echos I suppose,
though not successfully here (read it and weep if you care to
http://www.filegate.net/info/eop.txt)

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Changes by John Souvestre, 1:396/1, on February 26, 1991

Draft -:- Draft -:- Draft -:- Draft -:- Draft -:-
Draft



ZONE ONE BACKBONE ECHOMAIL POLICY 2.0
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And what do we find in this document written by John Souvestre
in 1991?

grep -wc Fidonet
/home/ftp/pub/info/eop.txt
29
grep -wc FidoNet
/home/ftp/pub/info/eop.txt
0


Mystery solved..
Smile






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