[TOS] Textbook: author attribution
kwade at redhat.com
Wed Mar 24 23:52:08 UTC 2010
On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 02:26:52PM -0400, Jan Wildeboer wrote:
> Attribution is always a pain. Ted Nelson tried to solve it in a way that
> should have been defining, but alas ...
> I would definitely ask those that have been remixed. Inform them that we
> used their texts and how we plan to credit them. If s/o disagrees or wants
> it different - respect them and act accordingly.
> As author I would be very interested to learn who is re-using my content.
> This feedback-cycle might even help in creating better content as authors
> might have valuable updates, corrections.
I appreciated this reply from @tieguy (Luis Villa):
@jwildeboer @quaid calling someone an author implies they had some
say in the final outcome, which they don't here. Call them a source.
It might be easier to just make a blanket policy to follow than to ask
everyone and possibly end up with different needs that aren't
name: Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Sr. Community Gardener
team: Red Hat Community Architecture
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