Access to Insight going static in January

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Access to Insight going static in January

Postby xinuflux » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:48 pm

The homepage of accesstoinsight.org mentions it is no longer going to be updated when John Bullitt retires. Does anyone know why a handoff or open-sourcing of the site isn't planned?
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Re: Access to Insight going static in January

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:39 pm

I don't know why there isn't a hand-off, but I can think of one possible reason. He may be wanting to protect the site, ensuring it keeps its current focus. A new admin might change the whole focus; or in a worst-case scenario, delete the whole site.

I have thought about the same with the Dhamma Wiki I run. I might make it static too and I imagine like access to insight by that time it should be fairly complete anyway. I might pass it to a bhikkhu or bhikkhuni or just leave it static.

There is enough great info on access to insight to keep us going back there for many years, perhaps decades.
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Re: Access to Insight going static in January

Postby chownah » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:11 am

When an author finishes a book it becomes static........this does not preclude some other author from writing one.......isn't all the material on Accesstoinsight free for the copying and couldn't anyone use it as the core for the epilogue of a new book?
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Re: Access to Insight going static in January

Postby cooran » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:20 am

Changes coming to accesstoinsight:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/
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Re: Access to Insight going static in January

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:26 am

chownah wrote:When an author finishes a book it becomes static........this does not preclude some other author from writing one.......isn't all the material on Accesstoinsight free for the copying and couldn't anyone use it as the core for the epilogue of a new book?
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Only if it is distributed free of charge and cites accesstoinsight. See:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/faq.html#copyright
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Re: Access to Insight going static in January

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:56 am

cooran wrote:Changes coming to accesstoinsight:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/


John Bullitt:
"You can always download the entire website for use on your own personal computer or to repost elsewhere on the web."


Presumably this would permit any interested party to start a new website containing all of ATI's material, but which would still be open to new content.

http://www.resuscitated-accesstoinsight.org or whatever.
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Re: Access to Insight going static in January

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:10 am

Dhammanando wrote:http://www.resuscitated-accesstoinsight.org or whatever.


How about
abhinibbattaaccesstoinsight.org :tongue:

(reborn accesstoinsight)
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Re: Access to Insight going static in January

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:17 am

access2insight.org

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Re: Access to Insight going static in January

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:10 am

retrofuturist wrote:access2insight.org

8-)


Already claimed by a company in Chicago, along with the com and the net.
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    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

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Re: Access to Insight going static in January

Postby Kim OHara » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:13 am

retrofuturist wrote:access2insight.org

8-)

Neat!

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Re: Access to Insight going static in January

Postby chownah » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:57 am

Maybe we could get several monks to memorize Accesstoinsight's contents and pass it on as an oral tradition........Dhammanando?
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Re: Access to Insight going static in January

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:51 am

chownah wrote:Maybe we could get several monks to memorize Accesstoinsight's contents and pass it on as an oral tradition........Dhammanando?
chownah


No, I don't think I'm the man for the job, Chownah. My memory's been deteriorating in recent years, and in any case, only a rather small proportion of the translations there are agreeable to me.
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Re: Access to Insight going static in January

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:27 am

To me it's no great loss for it to stay as it is. It's been fairly static for a while now.

It's certainly a useful collection of articles and suttas, and it was well ahead of other projects for a long time. However, there is now a huge amount of on-line information. In particular:
    1. BPS, where many of the ATI articles were sourced from, now has an excellent site: http://www.bps.lk/.
    2. Sutta Central now not only cross-references ATI and Mettanet Suttas, but also has many of Bhikku Bodhi's (and some other translators') translations: http://suttacentral.net/ (Unfortunately, the footnotes are not reproduced, but it's wonderful to have those high-quality translations freely available.)
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