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Finishing up the Comes Collection - Please Can You Help?

Dec 27, 2009, 14:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Please will you help me? Erwan and I are going nuts working on the Comes collection, trying to make it more useful, so people can find what they might be looking for. We have it now in a structure that I think will work well -- although it may not yet be obvious since I haven't done the introduction explaining the new structure (I will! I will!) -- thanks mostly to Erwan's ingeniousness, but now I'd really appreciate your contributions so we can finish it up. The material is essentially a dump of all the data that the plaintiffs in Comes v. Microsoft put on their website, including transcripts of the trial and all the exhibits entered into the case. We're trying to give the data a more meaningful structure so that it will be possible to search by keyword and find particular items in the huge collection.

"There are two tasks in particular that we'd really like you to help with.

"First and most important is to finish the brief blurbs describing what is in a a particular exhibit in our list of exhibits by number. I've done a couple of hundred of them, and I'll tell you the truth. I can't face doing any more for a bit. Can you please take a few and post in a comment what is in them?

"If it's an email, you need to note to whom, from whom, date, and subject, of course. But then it is important to look for what matters in the email. Ask yourself: why did the lawyers in Comes think this was important? So, you want to look for whether it's about DRI or WordPerfect or whatever. It's interesting material, so you'll enjoy that part, I think. After you finish your input, then Erwan will put it all into our list of exhibits by number."

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