CCL support letters deadline approaching



 Dear Netters,
 I hope that vdW debate (not VdW' debate !!!) is now dead, so I am posting
 latest statistics on  letters of support. To have more comp.chem. on the list,
 please damp the urge to discuss support letters on the CCL. I am doing too
 much noise already {:-(}.
 I have sent confirmations to all from whom I received letters of
 support for the CCL before about noon, Ohio time, today, i.e., March 15.
 If you did not receive my confirmation, and you sent me the letter, please
 bug me -- so I will check if the letter was not misplaced.
 Thank you to all who responded. I really appreciate your help, and time
 which you had to put into it. For some of you English is not a native
 language, and I, as you know, understand very well that it makes a difference.
 Also, thank you for your encouragement.
 For those of you who are too busy to write a letter of support, I can say,
 I may understand. On the other hand, please understand that I will have to
 be more careful with wording in the proposal, and I simply cannot say:
 "unanimous support". And I may be wrong, but such statements can make
 a difference.
 You still have time until the end of this week to send me letters of support.
 For those who missed all the fun, please send the message:
    select chemistry
    get ccl-proposal/message.txt
 to MAILSERV (+ at +) ccl.net, and you will learn what it is all about.
 I received also many very good comments on the proposal. Some were critical
 to some elements of it, some were enthusiastic, some were advices on how to
 make things better. I need to tell you what my point of view is on
 this. Proposal is a proposal -- a plan. I do not think I will rigidly adhere
 to it, if I see that it does not have your approval. My whole philosophy
 here is: keep old stuff, add new things, so people have options. Some
 objected that they do not like the idea of moderation. There is no problem
 in keeping also the unmoderated list -- "raw" messages as they arrive.
 The moderation here is needed first of all to sort and classify messages.
 Of course, if the politicians-lawyers (I do not see a difference, do you?)
 will require explicit censorship, than I will be forced to adhere to the
 law. But then, by proposing some things, I kept this element in mind, in
 case it happens, and my organization needs to be protected against "lawyers
 chasing providers of Internet services" (since after the latest limits on
 malpractice damages, layers cannot gainfully chase ambulances any more, so
 beware). So if I have some financial support, I will have valid alternatives
 beside closing the list even in the case when providers become liable for
 communications on the Internet. Some were worried that beginner questions will
 disappear. No problem, we may have a sublist for beginners, and as you know,
 provisions are included, not to have beginners' questions unanswered.
 Sorry, it is already too long. Here is the latest statistics:
   Domain     Total       Letters      Percent
   Name     Subscribed    Received     Responded
     ar         3            0            0.00
     at        21            6           28.57
     au        52           14           26.92
     be        35            8           22.86
     br        16            3           18.75
     ca        77           13           16.88
     ch        26            5           19.23
     cl         5            0            0.00
     cn         5            5          100.00
     co         2            0            0.00
     cz         3            1           33.33
     de       148           22           14.86
     dk        16            7           43.75
     ee         4            2           50.00
     eg         2            0            0.00
     eq         1            0            0.00
     es        48           18           37.50
     fi        14            3           21.43
     fr        44           14           31.82
     gr         5            5          100.00
     hk         3            1           33.33
     hr         7            1           14.29
     hu        13            5           38.46
     ie         1            0            0.00
     il        26           10           38.46
     in         9            0            0.00
     ir         3            0            0.00
     it        33            7           21.21
     jp        33            2            6.06
     kr        11            2           18.18
     lv         1            0            0.00
     mx        11            6           54.55
     my         1            0            0.00
     nl        41            8           19.51
     no         6            1           16.67
     nz         2            0            0.00
     pl        35            5           14.29
     pt         1            1          100.00
     ru         4            0            0.00
     se        19            8           42.11
     sg         5            1           20.00
     sk         5            0            0.00
     su         5            0            0.00
     th         2            0            0.00
     tr         3            0            0.00
     tw         9            1           11.11
     uk       124           32           25.81
     us         6            0            0.00
     ve         1            0            0.00
     za        10            3           30.00
    com       344           80           23.26
    edu       733          113           15.42
    gov        81           13           16.05
    mil        15            3           20.00
    net        12            0            0.00  *)
    org        24            3           12.50
 ------------------------------------------------
 Total:      2166          432           19.94    (Wed Mar 15) <- Today in
 Ohio
 For comparison:
 Total:      2157          322           14.93    (Fri Mar 10)
 Total:      2137          125            5.85    (Thu,Mar  2)
 *) I assigned 1 letter from net domain to the respective country (ca).
 Sorry for taking your time...
 Jan
 jkl (+ at +) ccl.net
 --
 Dr. Jan K. Labanowski, Senior Research/Supercomputer Scientist/Specialist, etc.
 Ohio Supercomputer Center, 1224 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH 43212-1163
 ph:(614)-292-9279,  FAX:(614)-292-7168,  E-mail: jkl (+ at +) ccl.net  JKL (+ at
 +) OHSTPY.BITNET