You are free to share YOUR stuff with your community besides BA, while still keeping your FTP access, as long as you prove your dumps genuine and yours. Although I don't get why you would do that. If they lack stuff we have then means they don't have any better to offer for archive purpose. Then would be just a sort of incomplete mirror.troublemind wrote:... once a user has access to the FTP, and downloads a specific item, is it allowed to share said item with other communities, i.e. outside of BA? i am sometimes contributing to another site specifically involved in archiving of floppy dumps, and have found specific dumps which they might also like to include.
What you can't do is share OTHERS stuff found in the FTP. You don't have other contributors permission to do that. What you can do is contact the people who uploaded X or Y item to BA, and check if they are willing to upload a copy to the other site. But i prevent you. Many contributors of BA don't like their stuff running wild in the web. That's why they selected BA in the first place.