[TOS] Conference Call - Monday Sept 14 - 15:00 UTC

Ross Gardler ross.gardler at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Mon Sep 14 10:39:39 UTC 2009

2009/9/14 adam hyde <adam at flossmanuals.net>:
> ok! thanks for this Ross. Maybe I was too grumpy. it might have been the
> lack of good coffee in my house at the moment. i promise i will go now
> and remedy this situation :)

No worries. Email is horrible for these things. I'll make the same
mistake here (probably already have).

Enjoy your coffee.


> adam
> On Mon, 2009-09-14 at 11:31 +0100, Ross Gardler wrote:
>> 2009/9/14 adam hyde <adam at flossmanuals.net>:
>> > On Mon, 2009-09-14 at 11:00 +0100, Ross Gardler wrote:
>> >> Adam,
>> >>
>> >> These may not be technical issues but they are process issues. They
>> >> need to be resolved before the University of Oxford (and anyone doing
>> >> proper due diligence of IP) can contribute.
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> > well then i appreciate if you would say that your org requires things to
>> > happen in a certain order because of internal policy issues rather than
>> > suggest that FM is blocking the way. from my perspective you were free
>> > to write in FM from the day i set it up.
>> Adam,
>> At no point does my email say that it is FLOSSManuals that is blocking
>> this work, I'm sorry if that is the impression you got. I am merely
>> raising an issue that remains unresolved from before you joined this
>> list and before we agreed to use the excellent FLOSSManuals platform.
>> For the record, people should re-read my original mail replacing the
>> occurrence of "FLOSSManuals" with  "current work", no meaning is lost
>> and any potential confusion should be removed.
>> To make it easy for you here is the single sentence that mentions
>> FLOSSManuals with this change applied:
>> "a) licence on current work does not reflect licence agreed by
>> community (and is a licence not recommended for text by its own
>>  authors http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhyNotGPLForManuals)"
>> Thank you for offering the use of FLOSSManuals for this work. I think
>> it is a great framework within which to do our work, but a technical
>> framework does not protect and manage the copyright in the work, it
>> can only provide the necessary tools to do so. It is copyright law
>> that enables FOSS to remain FOSS, we should not be confusing good
>> tools with good IP management.
>> Ross
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