Courteousness + a data policy
- As the Data Silverback I can state this
1) I may ask but I do not demand. I have not assigned or ordered
any volunteers to do any lst work they don't want to since I stepped
in when Tir resigned. If anyone wants to know what we need done the
most they may ask Ian Dale, Eric Beaudoin, or me. We will be glad to
tell them what pcgen needs help getting into lst.
2) Anyone working on data that would like us to do the courtesy of
being notified of a change in the status of the dataset they
submitted may place a file(call it notify.txt) in the zip with their
list. When the dataset has cleared OGL and is moved to SF for
inclusion in the ALPHA directory -- for QA and debugging -- the lst
monkey will be informed that the data has been moved. The data will
from then on remain in the SF repository, unless the publishers
requests differently. Its internal location may change as we move it
from the directory that incdicates it is an alpha dataset to the
directory that incdicates it is a beta or stable dataset.
If the publisher requests that the data be removed, because of
licensing issues or simply if the publisher demands we remove their
material, we will again inform the lst monkey. At no time will
dataset's volunteers have created and we have placed into SF be
pulled and moved to a comercial site to be sold.
If it should prove necessary to place data on a third party site
for hosting purposes, we will inform the volunteer who created the
dataset before we accept his work and if we cannot inform him do to
our not knowing this fact we will inform him of it as soon as we
know it to be a fact, and return his lst data to him so he can make
an informed decision as to his wanting to share it.
3)All data that we are given will go into SF repository to be shared
by the community unless the volunteer has been informed it will not
due to licensing. The data then belongs to the pcgen community and
not any one person.