distribution /n./ 1. A software source tree packaged for
distribution; but see kit. 2. A vague term encompassing
mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups (but not BBS fora);
any topic-oriented message channel with multiple recipients. 3. An
information-space domain (usually loosely correlated with
geography) to which propagation of a Usenet message is restricted;
a much-underutilized feature.
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