M. Kurpińska-Winiarska Cracow Astronomical Observatory, 171 Orla, 30-066 Kraków, Poland
A first attempt has been made to make data on times of minima for
eclipsing binaries available for public use. The full realization of this project depends
on the good will of the data owners and the work which must be done to merge
data coming from different sources. As most observations of times of minima are
carried out by amateur astronomers and the resulting data sets belong to them, it
is right to discuss this problem here.