[delta-l] Exporting DELTA-format data from Intkey
gcflora at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 07:34:13 CET 2012
I don't think it's fair to say that all reasons would be illegitimate or
related to file recovery. I would like to add:
(4) Or to diagnose/key-out a specimen using an application other than
the CSIRO Delta suite...
(4) is why I was originally looking at the binary data (I can't run the
official Delta at work because I do not have admin rights on my Windows
7 workstation; I concede this will probably be resolved by OpenDelta,
but I still might want to _use_ the data/key in another application).
Related to (1) or (2), and I don't mean to sound callous, but what
happens when the author(s) is/are dead and the only data out there are
in the intkey binary format? So, there is that reason also, which is
probably related to archival purposes.
On 19/01/2012 4:13 PM, Mike Dallwitz wrote:
> (1) To obtain the data without the knowledge and permission of the author.
> (2) To obtain the data if the author has declined to supply the original
> data, or has placed unacceptable conditions on its use.
> (3) To recover data when the original files have been lost.
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