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Re: bug report

From: Ole Tange
Subject: Re: bug report
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 19:19:17 +0200

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 4:09 PM o1bigtenor <o1bigtenor@gmail.com> wrote:
> When using programs that use GNU Parallel to process data for publication
> please cite as described in 'parallel --citation'.
> The problem is clearly written out in the above.
> Why is a lecture on citing forced at any use of the software?

That is a fair question if you do not know the history.

Please read https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/parallel/2013-11/msg00006.html

> The best fix would be to remove the 'ancillary text' from the use altogether! 
> - - - there is very little need to provide a moral cop function in software. 
> Honest people will remain honest and would do what you want without the 
> badgering and those that aren't - - - well they would ignore your 'rant' 
> anyway.

This was tested. It did not work: Honest people simply forgot or didn't know.

There is another fix, though: Pay me a normal monthly salary, and the
notice is gone.


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