I'm not convinced this page belongs on TI|BD. Unlike, for example, a discussion of the order of operations on a TI calculator, this is essentially an op-ed. I personally feel copyright notices are both unnecessary and counterproductive in the TI-Basic community (especially since the only reason to add a standard copyright notice is to claim statutory damages, which is ridiculous and yes, overkill). GPL and public domain notices are a different matter, but, in my opinion, also unnecessary. However, I somehow don't feel the urge to impose this point of view on someone trying to learn TI-Basic. And apart from such an imposition, of what use is this page?
Date: 14 Mar 2008 14:47
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The reason I decided to create the page is because there isn't much written about what people are allowed to do with other people's programs, including using the code or graphics in their own programs, and why that is important to allow (in particular, creating higher quality TI-Basic programs and helping others to learn TI-Basic by studying your work). This is something that everybody just somehow learns over time, and I thought it would be a good idea to put it down on paper (pardon the expression). Wouldn't you agree?
Wow, I seemed to have stumbled across a hidden page. This page has no backlinks - that is, no page links to it, no page includes it. Therefore, I suggest that somebody make a link somewhere to make this page discoverable. I'm sure that the intentions of this page included that people actually read it.
Also, there should also be a licence mentioned that says people can do whatever they wish to the program, as long as they give credit to the original programmer.
Cheers ~ James Kanjo
There are actually several pages that aren't linked to or "included", although you can see them on the list all pages page.
And concerning editing the page, please feel free to do that; it could use a rewrite.
I was wondering what you guys thought of the rewrite of this page? My main goal was to remove all of the unnecessary copyright discussion (which seemed to just be tacked on), but also to give the community sharing discussion more focus and clarity.
@DarkerLine: Is this page now acceptable to you, or does it still need more changes?