User talk:Shlomif

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Welcome to Rosetta Code! I'm Mike, and I noticed you created an account.

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Sorry for the boilerplate; it can be a bit difficult giving an individual greeting to each person. If you post information about your technical interests and background, I'll probably read it. If you already have put that kind of information on your user page, I probably already have; I'm always interested in how people do and can benefit from Rosetta Code.

Thanks for coming by! You probably know me as shortcircuit on IRC. I'm looking forward to seeing a list of languages you know; I get the impression it's a large one. I tried coming up with a personalized greeting by visiting your linked-to sites, but there's way too much I'd like to chat about than there'd be room for at this moment and context. --Michael Mol 03:51, 6 January 2011 (UTC)


HI, I noticed that code you submitted had a comment about it being released under an MIT license. That is different than the sites GNU Free Documentation License, version 1.2. that items are assumed to be released under when poosted to RC (assuming it's all your own work). Could you possibly remove the MIT comment on the code for RC to show that the RC version complies with the RC guidelines? --Paddy3118 (talk) 19:13, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

The code was placed under the MIT/X11 licence on purpose because I feel that the GFDL version 1.2 (which is very restrictive - more than the GPL and that some people have felt is not a truly free licence) is unacceptable for code portions which should be reusable as much as possible, and I think it heavily detracts from the utility of Rosetta Code (whose licence should have been better chosen). The MIT/X11 licence allows for sub-licensing and according to it is compatible with the GPL, so it should be OK, but just in case, I am going to relicense the code snippet under a multiple MIT/X11/Public Domain/GPL/GFDL licence in order to please as many people as possible. Best regards Shlomif (talk) 19:44, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Shlomif. I haven't given as much thought to licenses - I am happy to go along with what is decided, but maybe this will start a debate? --Paddy3118 (talk) 20:10, 5 December 2013 (UTC)