David B. O'Donnell (EL406006@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Fri, 31 May 1991 14:11:55 EDT
On 31 May 1991, Ronald P. Roberts, Jr. wrote:
> Currently I'm working on my beads. One of my ticket
>items is setting up a Bulletin Board for Scouters on one of our
>local BBS's. One part of the BBS that I currently plan to
>implement, is to consolidate some of the discussions in this
>forum, and make them available for our Scouters to have.
>Being unsure on whether or not you'll would like to be quoted
>verbatim, I would like to know the proper thing to do. Do I edit
>out all references to individuals and not give credit(s) to
>anybody except the SCOUTS-L or are all of these messages
>Public Domain as-is. I'm marginally concerned about
>legalities, more so about morality. I 'think' I can do basically
>whatever I want with what you've said, but if you don't want
>to be quoted directly, please say so.
The jury is still quite out on this one. The topic was, in fact, recently
brought up on the LSTOWN-L list. IMO, unless the author specifically asks,
or is writing about a topic which could conceivably have a negative impact
on her life or lifestyle, the correct procedure is to do as you would with
any other writte source material: quote and atribute.
Expect some sort of closure on this topic in the forthcoming months or
years. With the government's unprovoked attacks on computer-related
activities and individuals, organizations are being formed and getting
involved in the effort to keep us from losing MORE of our freedoms.
QUAYLE IN '92: It's enough to SCARE you into voting Democrat!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City