[CL] Common Logic TR
John F. Sowa
sowa at bestweb.net
Mon Aug 1 07:47:20 CDT 2005
I agree with you, and that is exactly what I intend to do:
> There is a simpler and still faster method. The TR need have
> nothing to do with ISO, but simply be released by the people
> who write it. This has the great merit of allowing it to be
> freely distributed (or more generally for its distribution
> to be under the control of its authors), and does not interfere
> with the ISO process. I suggest we simply go ahead and write
> a TR about CL, for the world to read. We can always change
> it to accommodate to any changes that get made in the standard
> as they happen.
I am publishing everything I put in either the standard or the
TR on my web site. As appropriate, I excerpt material from
that version and modify it to fit the standard, and I intend
to do the same for the TR. The two forms won't be identical,
but there will certainly be a large overlap. I will sign over
the copyright to the ISO version to ISO, but I have not the
slightest intention to relinquish full control of my previously
> I see no advantages to the TR being an official ISO document
> and quite a lot of disadvantages.
I have *ZERO* sympathy with publishers who think they have a
right to take material which I give them for free and then
claim that they have a right to prevent me from using my own
material as I see fit.
If I produce a "work for hire", where I am actually getting
paid an honest wage for my efforts, I am willing to accept some
restrictions. But whenever I sign a copyright transfer form
to any publisher that is not giving me a penny, I always write
in the sentence "The author reserves the right to reuse some
or all of the material in this document in future publications."
I include it immediately above my signature, and nobody has
It galls me to write an acknowledgment of the form "The author
thanks the publisher for *graciously* allowing him to reprint
the following excerpts."
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