Subject: Re: [Freesw] priorart.org
From: "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <shap@eros-os.org>
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 16:42:59 -0400

> Russ Nelson writes:
>
> Seems to me that you could do the same thing with sourceforge CVS.
> Take an MD5 of each project's CVS once a week, and a MD5 of that, and
> publish it in a classified ad.

That would not qualify as "properly cataloged". The key to a useful prior
art library is being able to actually look up relevant prior art post-facto.
Simply having a large, unindexed data set won't do.

Jonathan