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Re: Verrrry interesting article at MetaLink

From: Jared Still <jkstill_at_cybcon.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 07:19:19 -0800
Message-ID: <F001.004E5A54.20021010071919@fatcity.com>

Not interested in compensation. Just a litte irritated that the only change to the script was to remove my name.

Jared

On Thursday 10 October 2002 04:08, Rachel Carmichael wrote:
> you put the code out in the world without a comment in it about copying
> is not allowed and you've made it free for the taking.
>
> Compensation isn't likely. Credit is definitely due and should be
> given.
>
> --- John.Hallas_at_vodafone.co.uk wrote:
> > Jared,
> > You should feel upset as well as flattered. In my view you have a
> > strong
> > case against Oracle for some form of compensation, as a minimum you
> > should
> > be credited in the article.
> > Whether you can win against a big corporation is another matter of
> > course.
> > I and many others can confirm that the document has been on your site
> > for at
> > least 3 - 4 years (although they state the article to be originally
> > dated
> > 1998).
> >
> > I would certainly be in contact with Oracle about this. Perhaps a
> > good
> > starting point would be your sales rep or contact at wherever you are
> > working now.
> >
> > John
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > Sent: 10 October 2002 08:13
> > To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Dear list,
> >
> > I found something rather interesting on MetaLink today.
> >
> > While doing a little research on UTL_FILE, I came across
> > document # 1050919.6. This document deals with how to
> > dump a table to an ascii file.
>
> http://metalink.oracle.com/metalink/plsql/ml2_documents.showDocument?p_data
>b
>
> > ase_id=NOT&p_id=1050919.6
> >
> > I began to think the code looked a little familiar. Then I
> > saw the temporary file name of '_dtmp.sql', which was
> > rather reminiscent of file names I use.
> >
> > Further perusal revealed that the comments were written
> > by yours truly, and match word for word those I added to
> > the dump.sql script years ago.
> >
> > See for yourself: http://www.cybcon.com/~jkstill/util/zips/dump.sql
> >
> > I don't know whether to be flattered or upset.
> >
> > Jared
> > --
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> > --
> > Author: Jared Still
> > INET: jkstill_at_cybcon.com
> >
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