Forgive me, but I have 2 exams next week so it's slipped down my priority list for the moment - check back in about a week or so - rebump this thread if necessary to remind me.
I approached Eric with a few suggestions.
He's happy to make HP freely available but this means redoing the site and unlocking the PDFs etc which will take time. As noted above he's not playing ArM5 anymore and he's in the middle of getting a translation of his work published, so give him a chance.
I believe he is trying to come to an arrangement with Alex about some unpublished articles and old subscriptions which may transfer to the new incarnation of the Ars fanzine.
I don't think e23 is an option for a number of complex reasons including setup price and possible permission issues with Atlas, but I haven't had a chance to pursue this further.
I'e offered to host the unlocked PDFs on behalf of Eric (I have all 15 issues in European format, the Calendar and a complete Table of Contents ready to go), but I'm not going to do that without Eric's permission obviously.
The files total 60MB though and I don't have enough free webspace through my current ISP so I'll have to work out another option, scrounge for space on other free sites or pay for a reasonable size account using .Mac (which I've been considering) or something similar.
I'm prepared to do this, and knock up a easy webpage for people to access but I've currently got more pressing concerns over the next week and probably the next 2 months until my exams have finished.
In the meantime, people can contact Eric, but it's not his priority.
For those who have published in HP, according to the Writer's Guidelines and publishing agreement of 9 months, since acceptance you are now free to publish your articles elsewhere - this is another way of making your work, particularly any ArM4 pieces, available to the community.
I'd urge people to consider submitting these old HP articles to Niall's Sanctum Hermeticum Revisited site (arsmagazine.wordpress.com/) or using elements from your pieces and enter the current Open Call (https://forum.atlas-games.com/t/open-call-reopened/1760/1).
How far I go with the HP back issues depends on interest level from the community - if only a few people are interested, it may not be worth the effort.
I'll update anyone interested in a couple of weeks time.