440 Davis Court #1602
San Francisco, CA 94111-2496
415 781 5700

February 21, 2000

03 00050 61 00022102

Mr. Richard Karpinski
Computer Generalist
5833 Ross Branch Road
P.O. Box 262
Forestville, CA 95436-0262

Subject:   Open Source Distribution on Intenet

Dear Dick,

Thanks for your several letters. You present a strong case for considering open source development. The Internet demonstrates some aspects of SDS, as seen from the record of our meeting last Friday. The manul for SDS is entirely online in the Help system, and so cannot be provided as a separate submission. This approach was taken because the printed material is imposing, and presents a distribution expense.

You can gain a deeper sense of how SDS is used from the typical day scenario. And, if you have time, I think you will enjoy talking to people who have tried SDS.

I look forward to reviewing your project ideas.



Rod Welch