Request to using historical *ubuntu* irc logs from

Tez binary2k2 at
Mon Jun 2 10:42:06 UTC 2008

Ariel Berkman wrote:
> Dear operators,
> My name is Ariel Berkman, I represent IRSeek, and I am contacting you to
> request your approval/blessing for using the historical IRC logs from
> (A short reminder: a few month's ago due to the requests/demands of the
> Freenode network operators, and *ubuntu* operators, we have removed all
> historical IRC logs. Shortly after, we have been granted the approval to
> archive several *ubuntu* channels, and other channels - upon approval.
> >From that moment on we are archiving only channels that have opt-in to
> our service).
> The reason we would like to use older logs is because we see that a
> significant amount of the users have been searching for Ubuntu related
> content and we think that having more such content would benefit the
> users.
> I have contacted nalioth approximately a month ago concerning that
> issue, but haven't heard back yet.  Today, I have spoken to PriceChild
> on a different matter, and he had suggested that I contact the list as
> well.
> Thanks for taking the time to read the email and consider our request.
> Ariel Berkman and Eran Cohen.
As far as I know, the logs from are in the public 
domain anyway and, as mentioned, are already indexed by other search 
engines. So I don't see a problem with it.

Terence Simpson

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