Hi to all those who have replied and apologies for cross-posting.

Please see: http://bit.ly/goodir
That documentation is being actively used to install and setup DSpace world wide.
The DSpace developers have "official" documentation and there is no animosity about anybody else having documentation as far as I know.

In addition, please see: http://www.journals.ac.za for OJS and OCS. Same here, the PKP developers have no objections to this documentation.

From the story of the trademark hijack, I can understand the grievance all my feel at what seems to be my intrusion. I apologise for any erroneous perceptions created.

An old Roman adage goes, divide and conquer, or as Paul Maritz said, Embrace, Extend, Extinguish.
These attacks are to be expected in our dysfunctional software world at the moment.

Just thinking, would it have been too much trouble to trademark a new name and then carry on as usual?



PS: It normal procedure for me to create docs for things I install and setup. Linux is so stable, that I forget exactly how I did it months later ;-)

On 22 August 2013 16:06, Tomas Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com> wrote:

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 4:04 AM, Hilton Gibson <hilton.gibson@gmail.com> wrote:
> What if you want to deviate from what the "packages" installation does?
> In the open source world, it has been my experience that a "tarball"
> installation is always preferred, since it allows you install anywhere, not
> just Debian.

I agree with that point of view, but as I expressed before, we (the community) prefer people contributing to an up to date and peer-reviewed community wiki. We even have a wiki page for the same purpose you created your own. But you skip that part of the answers you receive...

Preventing several documentation pages has historical reasons, mostly explained by Mark: in a few months instructions will be deprecated and people might reach them and get confused and frustrated. We've been there many times. As some people has replied, you should better contribute to the official wiki [1].

Regarding koha.org vs. koha-community.org there is some literature on the subject [2].


[1] I have to confess my first impression was that your email posting your own wiki was just a SEO trick, but tried to be polite anyway.

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