The site remains with me, and to my knowledge nothing concerning either Bluesky or Textures has been reassigned to anyone else and I suppose I would know.
Gordon Lee suffered a heart attack shortly after my husband died. Unfortunately it left him unable to work and retired to a health care community. A great loss after an even greater one not just for me, but for those who enjoyed using Textures and letting him know when there was a problem or sharing other things. It has been very hard because they were so close to finish an app. to port Textures to the iPad and that gave them both a great deal of joy.
At this time I have not decided what will happen with Textures, Warren Leach and I have some discussions but it is too soon to make any decisions. As soon as we can, we will put the site back for those who need some answers that may be found there.
Dr. Allegra Smith
To anyone still interested on the progress to bring back the site, we are working now piecing together what we have been able to rescue from the server and I have hired a tech quite versed on the way to port one site to another making sure all files and codes are in the proper place. www.bluesky.com is not longer available. The new website address is www.blueskytex.com and my new address in case anyone has any questions for which I may have the answer is firstname.lastname@example.org
I wish I could. it is difficult at best to give a time estimate, since the tech person who is working on has to put together the pieces of the puzzle - a puzzle neither he nor I are sure will produce the expected results, right now our main concern is to make sure that even in the event of another failure we would be able to be back up almost immediately without losing any data.
I would estimate that our first test can come as soon as 4 weeks and maybe even sooner. However, please do not hold me to this time table as a promise. I like to give an e.t.a when I am certain I can do it, but until we have the site up and running safely I would not tell you when it would be viable other than as an estimate. We are working constantly and while I understand the urgent need some of our Textures users have, I hope they understand that if there was any way at all for me to speed the process, I would done that already.
As for the suggestion in another list that was forwarded to me by a Textures user who was outraged at the suggestion offered by another Textures user, let me assure everyone that Textures copyright is intact, and ownership by Blue Sky is still being asserted according to my attorney who has advised me that proper legal action will be taken against any person, group, organization or anyone who attempts to reverse engineer the product by disabling the copy protection mechanism.
So no one should be concerned about that issue, let me be very clear about it. No one without serious legal consequences would be able to make any changes of any kind without my written authorization.