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Revision as of 01:47, 5 March 2009

The Astro-Databank wiki is currently under its public beta test.
The correctness of calculated data is not guaranteed.

All data, including birth data, event data, biographical text and source notes in the Astro-Databank wiki are protected by international copyright. The holder of all rights to publish, modify and distribute these data is Astrodienst AG, Switzerland.

History

Originally, Astro-Databank was created by the American astrologer Lois Rodden, who collected most of the data in a life long effort. In 1995 Lois Rodden was joined by the programmer Mark McDonough. Together they formed the AstroDatabank company and created the PC software program 'AstrodataBank' which had excellent research features to work with the database. After the death of Lois Rodden in 2003 the business declined, while the cost of maintaining, correcting and expanding the database grew. The company changed ownership in 2005, but faced a critical situation in the summer of 2008 and was about to shut down.

Alois Treindl, owner of Astrodienst AG, had always been an admirer of Lois Rodden's and Mark McDonough's work. He stepped in by acquiring AstrodataBank before it could fail. Astrodienst had since a long time been committed to provide extensive free astrological services on the Internet. Astrodienst is since 1997 also the sponsor of the open source and free software project Swiss Ephemeris, which provides precise calculation modules for developers of astrological software.

Purpose of this wiki project

Astrodienst is committed to preserve the idealistic spirit of Lois Rodden and to continue her work. The Astro-Databank has been transformed into an open wiki project. We are forming a community of volunteer data collectors and maintainers, who will expand and maintain this uniquely valuable collection of astrological information in the future.

Other information

  • Please see the copyright page for information about the visitor rights regarding this wiki.
  • This is a currently a read-only wiki. Registration as a user is not required, see also Astro-Databank:Registration



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