About the 6805 Forum

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This is the online discussion forum for the Ethics and Law on the Electronic Frontier

How this System Works

This bboard software was written back in 1995 by Philip Greenspun. If it were being done over it would follow the principles set forth in the "Discussion" chapter of Internet Application Workbook. The intent is to combine the best of both the Web and the email worlds.

We use the Web to collect a permanent categorized and indexed record of the discussion. We use email to notify people when someone has posted a response to a question. We use email also to send instant notifications or periodic summaries of forum activity (you can request to be notified if you'd like to follow the forum via email).