[linux-elitists] Open-sourcing a book

root root@www2.mrbrklyn.com
Thu Mar 22 16:26:07 PST 2001


That you might change your mind doesn't reduce the value of
something you said - even after you changed your mind.

Their is inherent value in:

Rick Moen Once Said --- This



> Aaron, sorry.  I clearly need my _own_ double espresso.  You said a
> related _page_.  OK, I just went and got one.  (Ahhh!)
> 
> Here's what I was thinking about that:  As I said, they're living
> documents.  I find things wrong with them and fix them, find new excuses
> by DJB-acolytes for his licensing, etc.  What a once said is not
> necessarily my current views, at all.
> 
> Further, some parts of the document make sense only in relation to other 
> (usually adjoining) parts.  A page that reproduced
> http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/virus without
> http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/virus2 would convey the impression that
> I have not considered Simson Garfinkel's much-quoted pronouncement on
> the subject, which I have.  
> 
> If the other party mirrors the _entire_ page, then my views on it as of
> a certain date will be conveyed in context, _and_ will link back to the 
> most-recent copy's URL.
> 
> As a social matter, people understand that _brief_ quotations
> (automatically permitted as fair use) will probably lack context and may
> not be current.
> 
> -- 
> Cheers,                                Before enlightenment, caffeine.
> Rick Moen                              After enlightenment, caffeine.
> rick@linuxmafia.com
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