[conspire] A sometimes scarily small community, is ours
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jan 5 13:21:39 PST 2006
Quoting Rick Moen (rick at linuxmafia.com):
> And when I write these guys, saying please update contents per the
> copying requirements (and/or don't alter the contents without
> permission) -- or take down your non-compliant mirror -- they give me
> _verbal abuse_, and two of them have already told me they'll listen
> only to Eric.
> Which leads me to write e-mails like this, straining to be pleasant and
> reasonable (about, in this case, a 2001 mirror that the guy says is OK
> because it's not a "mirror", only an "archive copy" -- and asserts
> that republishing 100% of our piece is "fair use"):
And of course, no good deed goes unpunished: Russ has closed the
incident out with -- of course! -- pointless personal attacks on me.
His mirror's entry in http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Essays/smart-questions.copyright
therefore got five new lines, to close it out:
Ancient version (2001).
2006-01-04: Asked site contact info at owlriver.com to remedy.
2006-01-04: Site owner R.P. (Russ) Herrold, herrold at owlriver.com wrote
back, refused to comply unless Eric also requested. He claims it's
OK because it's not a "mirror", only an "archive copy", and asserts
that thus republishing 100% of our piece is "fair use". Advised
Russ that he can either remove or come into compliance with copying
policy, but not keep it as-is. Telephoned Eric; he concurs with me.
Eric said he'd reply to Russ's mail if I forwarded; unfortunately,
Eric's MTA is refusing mail. Turns out I know Russ; he's a nice guy,
just confused about the situation. To be nice, we're going to wait
until Eric can chime in.
2005-01-04: Russ removed his outdated mirror, substituting selective
pieces of his and my private correspondence (e.g., omitting where I had
apologised for a couple of initial factual errors, and said it would
be great if he'd just bring his copy up to date), plus adding his
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