[DML] Re: DeLorean Owners Association
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[DML] Re: DeLorean Owners Association

Good idea,and if the DOA was so worried about selling it's copies of 
DW(taking away from their profits),all they have to do is put it 
under Security using the PDF format,locking it so that it cannot be 
downloaded,printed,saved etc,then if someone was interested in  
downloading or printing,they would simply pay a set fee to the 
DOA,per copy.Or just leave it locked,and the DOA,could still sell 
them as usual,or even in the PDF format on a CD disk,locked or 
unlocked.Bricklin International did this with their High Qualiy 
magazines(called the Brickline the Equavilent to DW)on CD's using the 
PDF format.(they left theirs unlocked).


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Peter Lucas <lucas@...> wrote:
> On Jun 19, 2008, at 12:07 AM, deloreanernst@... wrote:
> > There's plenty in DW back issues. Any chance they'll be put 
> > for the
> > good of the community? Several years ago I asked the DOA about 
> > online
> > reprints (on the DMCTech site) giving full credit to the DOA and 
> > told no,
> > that these were a key cash flow source, because you had to buy 
> > back issues
> > to get 'em. Has that changed? Maybe the new Board could gain 
> > street
> > cred by doing so.
> Now, there's an idea.
> Although I am positively predisposed to the idea of a vendor- 
> independent national DeLorean organization, I have been racking my  
> brain trying to figure out what I, as an owner, need that isn't  
> already being met by DML, DCS, and PADOC (or friendly little  
> Pittsburgh-area self-help group--no officers, no dues, no 
> just friendship, mutual aid, and beer).  So, what possible need 
> currently being met?
> So far in following this thread, I have seen only two plausible  
> proposals:
> 1) A permanent archives/museum for preserving and presenting the  
> historical record of the  Marque.
> 2) A first-rate, properly maintained and organized central 
> of technical information of value to owners.
> These are both big, hard projects (which is why despite repeated  
> discussion and attempted starts over the years, neither has ever  
> materialized).  OTOH, they are both projects that, I suspect, a lot 
> owners would get behind, given a realistic plan and effective  
> leadership.  If a new DOA were to emerge with a public and 
> mission statement focused on these two goals, that  would get my  
> attention.  And, if they were to contribute the entire DOA 
> archives to the public domain as a way to seed project #2 as Wayne  
> suggests, that would go a long way to convincing the world that 
> were sincere and serious.
> Instead of a redundant "DeLorean Owners Association", this would 
> more of a "DeLorean Archives".  If it were committed to sharing  
> information rather than hoarding it, this would pretty much  
> automatically be seen as supporting rather than competing with all 
> other activities that have so successfully made the original DOA  
> irrelevant.
> Probably a pipe dream, but if I am wrong, you can sign me up.
> --Pete Lucas
>    VIN #06703
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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