You have gone too far speculating on the motives and behavior of two fine gentlemen. Unloading the dirty linen from your mind is disgusting bordering on slander. The legal issues (if any) can be resolved by concerned lawyers. We are all grateful for these gentlemen for sharing their wealth of knowledge with us at this Forum. The least we can do is to be respectful of their privacy and acknowledge their rights to their own thoughts and materials. Kindly desist speculating and from unwarranted Freelance legal advice. THANK YOU
I accidentally hit Report instead of Quote. Mods please ignore it.
CML please don't misunderstand me. LEt me explain.
I already mentioned that I have no intention of questioning the motives of anyone. I did explain that very clearly, and there is nothing wrong with DRS publishing his posts for whatever reason, and we have no right to speculate on the motives, be they commercial, social, political or anything, BUT his post about the porting to Wiki was open to interpretation. I already made that expressly clear. However, his post was open to interpretation, and words like 'copyright' and 'intellectual property' are very loaded words, open to different interpretations and connotations. I merely pointed out that DRS should have registered his posts first before claiming copyright. That would have made this whole issue moot. Otherwise, his post was open to interpretation, and I pointed out one way his words could be interpreted. There was nothing inherently wrong in my interpretation of his words and I did never stick it on to RC as if he said it, nor did I imply that that was EXACTLY what he thought. I preceded my statement with "I THINK", meaning to say this was my personal opinion, and not of anyone else, be they RC or DRS.
In fact I expressly also pointed out that RC probably (mis)
interpreted DRS and even put a line requesting a correction if I was wrong. What further precaution was there to take against my intention being misunderstood? What was so slanderous about that statement? It was an innocent speculation that had nothing to do with the motives of persons in question. People misinterpret words all the time.
You accuse me of unloading 'dirty linen of my mind' and dispensing 'freelance legal advice', which I think is far more 'slanderous' and unbecoming of someone your age and stature to call me that without even trying to see why I said what I said. I never called any of them any names, and I certainly did not have any motive for 'slandering' them. I was just particularly upset that RC had stopped posting after DRS's post and tried to speculate why. There is nothing wrong with speculating, whether you personally like it or not.
DRS I know has every right to publish what he posts here, and if he wants to, good for him. I have no personal stake in it, and neither do I have any in RC. However, as a moderator, he should also realise that his posts can be interpreted by different people in different ways, and if he was not comfortable with people porting his posts, then he should have put a copyright notice on his posts as a signature or something. It would have ensured that there is no misunderstanding. His motives or RC's motives have no bearing on the discussion in any way.