Re: [THREAD] Copyrights, Wilderness, Credits, and Oatmeal Cream Pies

From: George (greerga@CIRCLEMUD.ORG)
Date: 06/25/98

On Thu, 25 Jun 1998, James Turner wrote:

>But... that doesn't change that I've used freely distributed code.  In
>my mind, it becomes a question of ethics.  Is it fair to the Circle
>community to take but not give back?

Is it fair? No, but I'd say most people don't give back.  I am happy to say
that people haven't been badgering me to finish any project though.  It's
counterproductive because then you make the person not want to finish it.

>Not really, but there are a lot of ways to give back.  One is here;
>posting and helping people does enrich the community.  Another is through
>giving out code.  Yet another would be providing web space containing
>useful information for others in the community.  (Hmmm George has done all
>of this, I guess he's the mayor of our community, or maybe vice-mayor with
>Jeremy being mayor...).

I avoid making comparisons in rank.  People can (and will) will believe
what they want to, but I still consider Jeremy more important/final say.

He took out my '(eek!)' from the bpl13 version string for instance. :)

There are still things (like autoconf) that he can do that I can't.

George Greer, | Genius may have its limitations, but          | stupidity is not thus handicapped.    |                  -- Elbert Hubbard

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