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Re: [OctDev] low level I/O (GPIB, USBTMC, VXI11)

From: James Sherman Jr.
Subject: Re: [OctDev] low level I/O (GPIB, USBTMC, VXI11)
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 18:12:02 -0500

On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Sergei Steshenko <address@hidden> wrote:

----- Original Message -----
> From: Julien Salort <address@hidden>
> To: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden; "address@hidden Help" <address@hidden>; "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
> Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2012 11:42 PM
> Subject: Re: [OctDev] low level I/O (GPIB, USBTMC, VXI11)
> Le 25 nov. 2012 à 19:30, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso <address@hidden> a
> écrit :
>>  On 25 November 2012 06:15, Julien Salort <address@hidden>
> wrote:
>>>  Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
>>>  <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>  I've never been clear if this is really ok, but it seems to be
> a
>>>>  common interpretation.
>>>  Fine.
>>>  But then, why did you encourage me publicly, on Feb. 8th, to publish
> the
>>>  sources ?
>>>  In case you don't remember, here is a link to the thread, entitled
> "Data
>>>  Acquisition with Octave":
>>>  Personally, I was very reluctant to publish the sources because I
> feared
>>>  there would be a legal issue. You are one of the people who convinced
> me
>>>  that it is ok and that I should publish the source anyway.
>>  I'm sorry. I made a mistake. I misunderstood the GPL. I got
>>  uncomfortable with now how there is Octave code that is meant to be
>>  linked to non-free libraries, so I asked again, and it seems I was
>>  wrong about it.
>>  Please unpublish this code.
> Done.
> _______________________________________________

I am wondering what is more amusing:

1) a puppy or a kitten trying to catch its own tail;
2) a cat chasing laser pointer light spot on a wall or a floor;
3) GPL proponents shooting themselves in the foot.


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I know that this from time to time plays rather fast and loose with what it considers on topic for Octave help, but I for one feel like this sniping back and forth has gotten extremely misplaced for this help list.  I subscribe to this thread to help out those with Octave problems.  Not to listen to Sergei and others snipe at each other.  I feel like a ridiculous amount of recent emails to this list have only been tangentially, if at all (this previous post being just the most recent and possibly worst example), related to helping others out with Octave.

I don't want to this to sound like a "threat" of any sort, in part because I am just an very occasional contributor and I don't expect my opinion to carry much, if any, weight, but I'm considering leaving this mailing list because of a preponderance of posts like this one which have no purpose other than to transmit personal insults through a mailing list.

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