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Nice to be back on Usenet
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ronda hauben
2021-10-04 21:14:38 UTC
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[This followup was posted to alt.amateur-comp and a copy
was sent to the cited author.]

In article <***@news.eternal-
september.org>, ***@magic-
cookie.co.ukNOSPAMPLEASE says...
says...
Does anyone know of any Freenets that still exist or are in use?
http://www.scn.org/
https://www.chebucto.ns.ca/
Mention of Chebucto brought back memories of Norman De Forest, who was a
tireless volunteer on the Chebucto userhelp team as well as a generous
and thoughtful contributor to Usenet. Google Groups is flaky these days,
https://groups.google.com/g/alt.comp.virus/c/abDxPPICLtI/m/l7dfyg3Nly4J
As for other freenets, NCF in Ottawa certainly seems to be going strong
after 29 years: https://www.ncf.ca/
NCF Just celebrated its 29th Anniversary on September 29.
It was registered on September 29, 1992. It recently
posted a "Happy Birthday to us" on twitter @ncfottawa
At their web site there was an interesting publication of
how they got started.
http://web.ncf.ca/fn352/InTheirOwnWords.pdf

I wonder if anyone knows if any of the existing FreeNets
offer Usenet?

BTW the Cleveland FreeNet ended on Oct 1 1999. That was a
big loss as it was an important pioneer of making the Net
in general and especially Usenet available in a way that
was accessible.

Ronda
Rich Alderson
2021-10-06 20:03:08 UTC
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Hey, Ronda! Haven't seen you in a.f.c for a while.
--
Rich Alderson ***@alderson.users.panix.com
Audendum est, et veritas investiganda; quam etiamsi non assequamur,
omnino tamen proprius, quam nunc sumus, ad eam perveniemus.
--Galen
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