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A glitch in Hangar One history project

Original post made on Sep 19, 2011

Criticism from a local Hangar One preservationist has the United States Navy rethinking a new approach to historic documentation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 19, 2011, 10:19 AM

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Posted by Mr Advice
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 19, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Well are thy going to tear her down or what? Such a historical landmark it would be a dirty rotten shame to see her go!!!


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Posted by the_punnisher
a resident of Whisman Station
on Sep 19, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Easy solution:

The Open Document Format should solve this problem.


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This should be a NON PROBLEM....


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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Sep 19, 2011 at 6:12 pm

The contractor says they won't give the client (us the taxpayers) the source code, but it's easy to decompile it and pull it out ourselves. If it's so easy, why not give it to us? Doesn't make sense.

Good that Steve Williams was paying attention to this. Hopefully this means we will get a historical record that lasts.


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Posted by Jeff Segall
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 19, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Agreed, this *should* be a non-problem. And if the Navy had taken its obligation to do historical documentation even slightly seriously, it wouldn't be. Proprietary code and historical documentation is about as oxymoronic as it gets. It is hard to draw any other conclusion than the Navy viewed this a box-checking exercise, nothing more.