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Re: st: re: mean2

From   Neil Shephard <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: re: mean2
Date   Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:36:22 +0000

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 2:35 AM, Roy Wada <[email protected]> wrote:
>> the recent discussion, Nick Cox objected when it appeared his own
>> codes were being abused (by me). Although that was not the case, Nick
> In case anyone wants to formalize this notion of intellecutal property
> standards:
> Duplicating someone's program for duplication's sake is generally
> frowned upon, and is best avoided. If someone needs to borrow
> extensive sections of codes for legitimate reasons, then it should be
> acknowledged in the help file to be distributed along with the
> resulting program. Both the author and the source program should be
> mentioned by name in the help file. Within the program the borrowed
> codes should be commented upon. If the borrowing is quite extensive,
> then attempts should be made to contact the writer of the source.

Why not just apply the GPL to your code?

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from year to year, and in all circumstances, he rejects hypotheses; he
rather gives his mind to each particular case in the light of his
evidence and his ideas." - Sir Ronald A. Fisher (1956)

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