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Re: No Emails for Sports Prediction Program, only Downloads


From: Inventor
Subject: Re: No Emails for Sports Prediction Program, only Downloads
Date: 30 May 2007 13:06:32 -0700
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On May 30, 3:00 pm, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> I would not recommend tying the docs to Email: it will just make
> people consider your software non-free or not worth of evaluating.  If
> it is a temporary measure, like
> "Note: I am working on documentation but it is in a preliminary state
> and thus I don't include it in the package.  However, people willing
> to test it out are welcome to ask for it in its current state, and
> I'll appreciate suggestions how to further improve it."
> you might still strike sort of a balance.  As long as people have a
> feeling that a given state of inconvenience is temporary...
>
> Personally, I'd use the postcard angle instead of trying to hold back
> stuff.  It is sort of a non-committical feedback people can give, one
> that they do not need to fear to have to argue and defend or expose
> themselves or something.  Non-commitment is all the rage.
>
> --
> David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

Agreed, David, I'll just put the docs on the web page tonight.  Yes, i
was thinking of the temporary thing since they are fresh out of the
oven, but why wait?  Free means free!



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