... I'm not sure how to announce this, but a recent short term forum member has trolled this and other sites in the last few days not just for information and advice, but also apparently for content to populate their new website/wiki.
What steams me the most is the lack of credit where due, although of course this might be a simple oversight on their part...
Here's how I operate:
I adhere to the Creative Commons licensing guidelines
I point people towards existing works rather than duplicating it
I credit those works that I have based my "improvements" on
I don't want to start a flaming war,
but I sure hope this kind of action doesn't stop members from sharing in the best sense of "open source"
perhaps some kind of CC licensing of the site contents - not sure how -
****, just when I want to share some developments for others to play with, while retaining the manufacturing rights....
sorry to rant, but at least, please let some discussion ensue, if not warnings to other technical forums
Clearly there is something specific that is frustrating you, but I seem to not have the cognitive ability to figure out what that is.
You mention open source: i know that I have put mountains of stuff into the public domain and into open source over the years as a software developer. After several less than wholesome experiences, I now choose to copyright everything and then give it as I see fit. The end result is an effort to give to good people and the capacity to bring the club down on icky people.