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Re: copyright practices
- Subject: Re: copyright practices
- From: "Liam Gumley" <Liam.Gumley(at)ssec.wisc.edu>
- Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 11:05:03 -0500
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: University of Wisconsin, Madison
- References: <Pine.GHP.email@example.com>
- Xref: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:16773
Kenneth Mankoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> What are the common practices for distributing softare created in IDL?
Check out the GNU Public License:
> Do i need to give credit to RSI?
If you are distributing IDL source, then the answer is no. It would be like
crediting Kernighan and Ritchie in a C program.
>Can i do the following:
> ;;; (c) 1999 me
As previous posters have said, this is probably insufficient. If you really
want to give away source code, then check out the GPL above.
> What are you doing when you make your programs acecessible to the public?
Write a program.
Get your colleagues to test it.
Debug it some more.
Create a web page which
- contains a link to the source code and any required support routines,
- explains what the program does,
- gives examples of how to run the program,
- shows screenshots if necessary,
- explains any restrictions (e.g. IDL version required, cases where it won't
Announce the program in comp.lang.idl-pvwave.
Debug it some more when someone emails you with a bug you never anticipated.
Update the program.