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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject RE: Q: Notices in Code - Answered and Thanks Y'All
Date Sat, 30 Jul 2011 05:15:32 GMT
"Answered where you did" ... huh? What do you mean? Where, what?

Please speak explicitly.
On Jul 29, 2011 9:56 PM, "Greg Stein" <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
> Geezus. You are continuing to be obtuse. I have *no* idea what you're
> talking about.
> On Jul 29, 2011 9:21 AM, "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamilton@acm.org>
> wrote:
>> Greg, your short reply was completely sufficient.
>>
>> It was all I needed and it answered the question that I asked.
>>
>> It was a little odd that you answered it where you did, but I got the
> answer.
>>
>> The question was about a practice that I observed you following, not
about
> ALv2 nor the difference between work contributed to Apache and when
> contributing work to a non-Apache project under an ALv2 license. The gist
of
> my note is about the apparent social dynamics of answers to unasked
> questions. I've been noticing how often that happens on other dev lists I
> follow and I was amused that it happened here with a question I asked.
>>
>> - Dennis
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Greg Stein [mailto:gstein@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 02:36
>> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> Subject: RE: Q: Notices in Code - Answered and Thanks Y'All
>>
>> It seems there is some kind of subtext here, but it is so obtuse that I
> have
>> no idea what is going on.
>>
>> So: was my short reply useful, or not?
>>
>> And note that my reply was also given as an augment to Rob's link to
> source
>> header application.
>>
>> Dennis: be clear; *what* are you trying to say? I cannot read *any*
> takeaway
>> from below.
>>
>> -g
>> On Jul 28, 2011 7:44 PM, "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamilton@acm.org>
>> wrote:
>>> There's a story, perhaps apocryphal (i.e., like the bicycle shed story),
>> about Tom Watson approaching a Sr.VP for Human Resources in a hallway and
>> asking how college students get summer jobs at IBM. The Sr.VP said he'd
> get
>> back to him.
>>>
>>> I will say no more. You might imagine how this went South when the only
>> thing Watson wanted to know was to what to tell a neighbor whose son
> wanted
>> to apply for one of those jobs. The more experience you have in corporate
>> life (and on some developer lists), you can imagine where this might have
>> ended up instead. (Serious analysis and study, crash project, charts,
>> slides, big conference room presentation, etc.)
>>>
>>> However, Greg answered my question in his first reply on this thread:
>>>
>>> "Right. Whenever possible."
>>>
>>> It is useful to learn about RAT and the committers tools, although it
>> doesn't apply to my situation. My question was not about how to make the
>> notice, it was about how Greg seemed to stamp it onto every textual
> artifact
>> he committed to SVN.
>>>
>>> Two lessons:
>>> 1. I need to be careful about answering the (actual) question being
> asked.
>>> 2. When I ask questions, I need to be very clear what the question is
> (and
>> still risking that won't be the question answered).
>>>
>>> - Dennis
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Shane Curcuru [mailto:asf@shanecurcuru.org]
>>> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 19:19
>>> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
>>> Subject: Re: Q: Notices in Code
>>>
>>> Apache RAT is in the incubator, and some projects use it to do source
>>> code license checking and the like:
>>>
>>> http://incubator.apache.org/rat/
>>>
>>> Note that the committers repository has two directories with other, much
>>> simpler (but possibly useful) tools about checking or changing licenses
>>> or other standard chunks of text in masses of source code:
>>>
>>> https://svn.apache.org/repos/private/committers
>>>
>>> /relicense
>>> and
>>> /tools
>>>
>>> - Shane
>>>
>>

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