May 25 2012--In response to a member suggestion, "Simon's Script" now has a dateline--we'll try always to be as responsive when you make good suggestions about change to FP. And, it's also linked to a forum
where past articles are archived for future reference.
We've made some steady progress in the past two weeks. More eBooks have been posted, and we've tested the posting and cataloguing utilities thoroughly. Miscia and I are working at reducing the DPC "waiting to be PPVed" queue, and posting to FP is almost immediate, once we've finished a book. Essentially, the only delay time is the need to update the database.
Now that that's underway, I'm going to split my time a little, so that I can gradually catch up on posting all the books that have been sent to PGC for posting (sometimes long ago), but never been posted there, for one reason or another. Some were just not high priority, others were seen as having copyright difficulties, especially with illustrator DODs.
DPC and FP are not as "stiff" about interpreting the Canadian copyright rules as PGC. This means that we are a little more lenient in accepting sources of information for Date of Death evidence. We accept any reasonable source of information, not just universities, museums, archives and governments, plus published death notices.
You can find a spreadsheet containing the "cleared" authors, and their DOD information, at this site