preserving Radiance documentation

Dear Fellow Renderers,

There are numerous technical reports, peer-reviewed research papers, and theses making use of Radiance�much of which has stemmed from publicly-funded research and development. Unfortunately, some of the resources the public has relied upon has vanished from the Internet, for example:

http://www.jaloxa.eu/resources/radiance/documentation/docs/rtcontrib_lesson.pdf

What can the Radiance community do to keep a safe and freely accessible record of its collective work?

Sincerely,
Chris

Chris,

the rtcontrib lesson has disappeared for a reason. I don't wish it to be made publicly available again if anybody still has the document on their personal computer.

Regards

Axel

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On 05/02/14 05:03, Chris Kallie wrote:

Dear Fellow Renderers,

There are numerous technical reports, peer-reviewed research papers, and
theses making use of Radiance�much of which has stemmed from
publicly-funded research and development. Unfortunately, some of the
resources the public has relied upon has vanished from the Internet, for
example:

http://www.jaloxa.eu/resources/radiance/documentation/docs/rtcontrib_lesson.pdf

What can the Radiance community do to keep a safe and freely accessible
record of its collective work?

Sincerely,
Chris

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Fellow Renderers,

There are numerous documents that reference (read as: require) information found in the rtcontrib lesson: http://scholar.googleusercontent.com/scholar?q=cache:fOxLoeW5cFIJ:scholar.google.com/&hl=en&as_sdt=0,36

My suggested long-term solution is for the community to produce and maintain a Radiance wiki, which would have avoided this unfortunate dilemma. Here are two examples of wikis that I have enjoyed using and learning from in my work and play:

1) The Blender Wiki: http://wiki.blender.org/
2) A video gamer's wiki: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Oblivion

Wikis solve many communication bottlenecks and dilemmas that we are currently experiencing as a virtual community.

Sincerely,
Chris

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On 2/5/14 3:20 AM, Axel Jacobs wrote:

Chris,

the rtcontrib lesson has disappeared for a reason. I don't wish it to be made publicly available again if anybody still has the document on their personal computer.

Regards

Axel

On 05/02/14 05:03, Chris Kallie wrote:

Dear Fellow Renderers,

There are numerous technical reports, peer-reviewed research papers, and
theses making use of Radiance�much of which has stemmed from
publicly-funded research and development. Unfortunately, some of the
resources the public has relied upon has vanished from the Internet, for
example:

http://www.jaloxa.eu/resources/radiance/documentation/docs/rtcontrib_lesson.pdf

What can the Radiance community do to keep a safe and freely accessible
record of its collective work?

Sincerely,
Chris

_______________________________________________
Radiance-general mailing list
[email protected]
http://www.radiance-online.org/mailman/listinfo/radiance-general

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