[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sun Jan 21 07:00:14 UTC 2007

Andrew C. Oliver wrote:
>> Well, I noted the grammatical problems in my comparison of AAL to GAP (a
>> list post), and one would dearly hope he (or an employee) is subscribed
>> to the list and reads post relevant to his submission.
> I highly doubt he's paying close attention:
> http://ross.typepad.com/blog/2006/11/certifiable.html

It seems you're right, but that's his problem.  We're not going to force
him to submit a corrected GAP.

>> From that post he ssems to regard this as an "everyman" forum beneath
>> him.  If some desire to get clarification is there we'll have to make
>> the approach.

Honestly, clarification is unlikely to change the decision.

As for: "I already find the license-discuss mailing list full of noise,
engaged in personality conflicts and not deliberating the approval in

He's right that there are sometime personality conflicts.  However, it's
Socialtext's fault people deliberate the wrong license.  Socialtext
said, "Socialtext has adopted the attribution provision for its own
license" (http://www.socialtext.net/stoss/index.cgi?attribution_memo)
which is simply wrong.  Exhibit B (used in the SPL) and GAP (submitted
to the list) are completely different.

CC your reply to the list if you want.

Matthew Flaschen

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