For Approval: Academic Citing License

Marius Amado Alves amado.alves at
Tue Sep 28 07:16:56 UTC 2004

Johannes Kaiser wrote:

> On 27 Sep 2004, at 15:42, Stephen C. North wrote:
>> Dictating what other researchers write or cite in their
>> own publications seems like an indirect form of wanting
>> to be "paid" (by means of recognition that would not
>> otherwise have been given).  Doesn't the contributor of
>> the software believe that the work is strong enough to
>> stand on its own merits?
> I had not expected an attack on my professional qualities in this list...

You can expect everything on this list :-)

>> It's the job of referees to
>> point out when authors have failed to cite the most relevant
>> work.  Why tamper with the normal process?
> Because I know cases where the normal process failed to ensure proper 
> credits for the code's author. Maybe ATT is (still) a scientific heaven; 
> environmental sciences certainly are not and I have not got a permanent 
> position to relax on.

I also know cases. First hand. In the computer science area.

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