Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Dec 2009 00:13 UTC
Gnome In the item we ran yesterday about GNOME and the GNU Project, one aspect got snowed under a little bit. It turns out a claim made in the iTWire article about the role a blog post by Miguel De Icaza was false, and even though the claim wasn't ours, I did repeat it, and therefore, should correct it too. I also need to offer apologies for not framing the opening of the article clear enough - had I framed it better, a lot of pointless discussion and name-calling could've been avoided.
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vaughancoveny
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2007-12-26

wrote your own, you wouldn't be having this problem. Almost all of your "Read More" content is merely a copied and restated article of the article to which you are linking to.

If it makes you feel smarter to plagiarize other people's ideas so that you can say, "I wrote an article one time about..." so that you can feel informed and say wrote an article, by all means, go ahead continue. But don't get any glorious ideas about those articles being any different than the article which you got caught red-handed copying from. If it turned out that ITWire was correct about what they said, I'm damn sure you wouldn't refer to what you wrote as "their claim", but instead refer to it as: "OSNews ran a story on this a few days ago".


Thom runs a blog. Blogging by definition is logging the web. That is what he is doing. Logging something that is somewhere else. "I [sic] suppose, [hic], but I'm onest overst the eight!"

So ITWire is incorrect for "OSNews ran a story on this a few days ago". OSNews just blogged it. Of course there is a 10% extraction rule for education and many professions.

Blogging is not a profession according to "God damn me" Rupert Murdoch. He runs a journalist company anyway. Now you could write an article about my (not RMS) position on this.

But the comment claryfying what the story was really about makes sense, I see the point and of what your point was too.

Edited 2009-12-16 08:08 UTC

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