Subject: Re: Lisp programme to copy file-contents
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 04:31:02 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>
Larry Clapp  <> wrote:
| Rob Warnock <> wrote:
| > Pascal Bourguignon  <> wrote:
| > +---------------
| >| By default, lisp files are text files.  A text file is ...
| > +---------------
| >
| > What a beautiful tutorial!!  ...
| > Hmmm... This kind of thing would be nice to have available
| > on a web site [other than Google Groups search!], maybe
| > [by analogy to CloserLookAtHemlock]:
| >
| So, what's stopping you?  :)

1. Common courtesy. If Pascal agrees that his "work" should be
   archived & indexed, I'm sure he can easily cause it to happen
   [even if only by asking someone else to do it, if he's too busy].
   I would not presume to arrogate that decision from him. He might
   have a personal web site that he would prefer to use instead of
   CLiki; he might feel that what he posted here is not up to his
   own personal standards for archiving [despite the above praise]
   and that it needs more work first; etc.

2. Copyright. Creating a "derivative work" from something someone
   posts without explicit permission is both impolite & illegal,
   except for brief "fair use" quotes to establish context, as
   above. Note that the Berne Convention on Copyrights [of which
   the U.S. is, finally, a signatory] no longer requires an explicit
   notice in the work; any creative work is now "born copyrighted"
   by its author.


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