Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: June 29 2004,16:50
|On the other subject under discussion, .lsm's, I'm very very uncomfortable. I feel that at best they're a necessary evil but we're still verging close to `claiming' work that isn't ours. All I do is repackage other people's hard work and any effort involved in that is pretty trivial by comparison. So a minimum use of these things would please me.|
I couldn't agree more with you nucpc!
That is why I have been relucant to partake in posting them. That is why I posted "my curve fitting" use of them.
I still have major issues. The fields author, version, title, desc, license, I believe belong to the original software author/vendor.
I am even uncomfortable with the maintained-by field. I don't maintain openoffice, php, pyhton, etc., etc.
If these are going through ibiblio.org are they then subject to the search engine at ibiblio.org. http://www.ibiblio.org/linsearch. Talk about "stepping on toes!" That would mean anyone would possible find these. ibiblio hosts many many projects. Even more of a reason that I don't want to seemingly take credit where it does not belong!
And looking in the repository, how can I tell the difference between ayttm.dsl and ayttm2.dsl, as there is no field which indicated what has been changed, added, deleted!