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From: "Chas_Horn" <>
Subject: [CENSUS-CHAT] Fw: Census Project
Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 08:55:38 -0500
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From: Diane C. Russell <>
To: The USGenWeb ALL list, v2.0 <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2000 2:39 PM
Subject: Census Project
> The USGenWeb ALL list, v2.0
> Let's see if I've got this right?
> The duly elected coordinator of the Census Project registered the domain
> US-Census.Org and US-Census.Net using US-Census,Org as the registrant's
> organizational name and himself as the administrative and billing
> Then he moved the pages to a server managed by a non-profit organization.
> is claimed that he also incorporated a for-profit corporation, but the
> for-profit corporation did NOT register the domain names.
> RootsLady and others say this is bad, apparently because it somehow
> commercializes the USGenWeb project.
> On the other hand, the USGenWeb project's principal domain name,
> "USGenWeb.Org" is registered to Rootsweb, a for-profit corporation. The
> adminstrative contact for USGenWeb.Org and USGenWeb.Net is an employee of
> for-profit Rootsweb corporation, and the technical and billing contact for
> both is the owner of the for-profit Rootsweb corporation.
> Something does not compute here!
> Ron's sin seems to be that he's taken the Census Project away from the
> USGenWeb officials, who are determined to kill it, and from the servers
> the for-profit firm, and moved the project to a bona-fide non-profit
> Perhaps the USGenWeb officers who sold their souls, and gave their project
> away, to the for-profit corporation just can't handle the idea of someone
> retaining their independence and some semblance of virtue.
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