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Re: [Savannah-register-public] [task #7770] Submission of ANSI C in prac

From: Jonathan Gonzalez V.
Subject: Re: [Savannah-register-public] [task #7770] Submission of ANSI C in practice
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:24:54 -0300
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Sylvain Beucler <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Beuc,

> I'm not sure this can be free software.
> The K&R manual is non-free (copyright Addison-Wesley I think), and
> answers to exercices will be difficult to implement without mentioning
> the questions, and some answers may require modifying non-free code
> from the questions.

 Athanasios Kasampalis doesn't quote any text from the book, he just
 named the file with the chapter-exercise.c format, so I think that
 isn't a problem but he must keep that, never quote something.

> We're likely to run into a lawsuit here, because there already exist a
> non-free, commercial book with the answers to the K&R manual,
> published by the same editor (in France, at least -

That's a fact, but I think that the solutions aren't always the same(I'm
sure about that) but how we can avoid this problem? that the programmer
doesn't use any "code" that looks like the code in that book? especially
because some questions has answer that aren't so special, I mean, you
can write the same code that other people.

> Maybe it would be more useful to create a whole new set of exercices,
> with both questions and answers placed under a free license.

That's a good option, I think that I'll ask him about that.

> Maybe a free implementation of the exercices answers is possible, but
> this needs to be done carefully on we need to discuss it with
> Athanasios Kasampalis beforehand.

I've just got the email account of Brian Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie
I'll point the user the URL with the emails account and I'll made my own
contact with Dennis M. Ritchie.

I'll send an email as soon as I got an answer from Dennis M. Ritchie.


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