archive: SETI@home: NOT our project!

SETI@home: NOT our project!

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Thu, 27 May 1999 07:14:27 -0400

The following is typical of perhaps a hundred emails I have received since
the May 17 launch of SETI@home:

> Several days ago, after completing my first batch of SETI data, I
>attempted to upload it to you. This failed a few times, I finally got a
new >batch of data, but my SETI screen indicates that I have not completed
any >previous batches. Did you receive my data? If not, let me know how I
can re->transmit it to you. Please advise.

As most members of these Lists are aware, SETI@home is NOT a SETI League
initiative. We did NOT receive funding from Paramount Pictures, Sun
Microsystems, SETI Institute, Planetary Society and others to allow us to
support SETI@home; the Berkeley Serendip team did. We barely have the
resources to provide technical support on our own projects, to our 1000
dues-paying members, much less to the 400,000 people who have signed up for

Please help me spread the word. We (The SETI League) are very pro
SETI@home, but I *cannot* respond to emails such as the above! The proper
place for SETI@home bug reports is the hotlink on their web page, at

That said, we wish SETI@home the greatest possible success, and have it
installed on all our computers (and, yes, we have teh same upload/download
problems everybody else is experiencing).

H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D., CFII, FBIS
Executive Director, The SETI League, Inc.
433 Liberty Street, PO Box 555
Little Ferry NJ 07643 USA
voice (201) 641-1770; fax (201) 641-1771
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