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January 2001 Major part of Ruby port for site construction implemented, i.e. programs successfully rewritten and improved using Ruby (having previously been written in Perl). (Utilisation will come later though).

April 3rd 2001 The site is now generated using the programming language Ruby.

Linux & Ruby - better ways
better ways

There should hopefully be only minor differences in the appearance of the site.
Ruby / Linux users may download a larger image of the lovable Tux & Ruby - "better ways" mascot (mascot designed/"composited" 4 th May).

April 2001 Not our news but what news: - "MIT to Make Nearly all course material available free on the World Wide Web - unprecedented step challenges the privatization of knowledge" MIT News - April 4 2001. And in IBM's Annual Report on Linux & Open Source - "Why I feel Linux will fundamentally change the Information Technology Industry" IBM 2000 Annual Report. And there is a lot more ... (also fresh memes in knowledge / information sharing)

April 17th 2001 Brainjar (javascript navigation bars) removed.

April 26th 2001 Section on Commercial Laws of the People's Republic of China first presented

June 18th 2001 pdf file PDF versions of several documents on the site are also generated on the fly. Though still a beta feature they appear to work for most of the more important types of text held on the site.

July 12th 2001 pdf file Improvements to PDF presentations of documents - general rendering, footnotes, and hyperlinks.

September 3rd 2001 pdf file Alteration to page numbering - roman numerals used for tables of contents, substantive page numbering consequentially changed (arabic numerals starting from page 1).

October 7th 2001 pdf file Landscape oriented pdfs introduced, providing easier screen viewing, they are also (paper saving, being currently) formatted to have fewer pages than their portrait equivalents. Text object ("paragraph") numbering should remain constant through document sets, though is not absulutely guaranteed between the html and the pdf versions. No discrepancy has as yet been noted. [Text object numbering is (with certainty) consistent through the document sets, i.e. all html & pdf presentations (the hypothetical possibility of a discrepancy existing in a document set is removed by current presentation generation techniques. No discrepancy had been detected by us prior to this coding change.), March 28th 2002.]

October 26th 2001 Conference & new Database: - Golbalisation of International Business Law CENTRAL, Muenster University, Germany. Guest speakers include Lord Mustill, and opening of CENTRAL's Transnational Law database on rules and principles of Lex Mercatoria based on Prof. Klaus Peter Berger's concept of the Creeping Codification of Lex Mercatoria.

November 12th 2001 Both (ruby) programs generating this site and the (ascii) texts from which it is generated placed on a CVS (Concurrent Versioning System).

NB My continued apologies that the site is not completely up to date or more comprehensive. Apologies also for any errors and for any obvious omissions. These to our embarrassment may remain for a while, but we will seek to correct them when we can. Also expect improvements in organisation.
We are a small unit. For the past year and at the present moment it remains unsupported beyond site hosting and considerable goodwill.
With your assistance we will seek to improve our content.
Your suggestions and contributions are welcome.
We will continue to do what we can.
Thank you for visiting.


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( International Trade/Commercial Law & e-Commerce Monitor )

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1993 - 2009

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in fellowship with The Institute of International Commercial Law,
Pace University, White Plains, New York, U.S.A.


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