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Copyright of text in NAWCC Encyclopedia Articles

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  1. tom mcintyre

    tom mcintyre Technical Admin
    Staff Member NAWCC Star Fellow NAWCC Ruby Member Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2000
    retired SW dev

    If one uses the work of another, even by paraphrasing, it is appropriate to provide a citation for where the idea originated.

    This can get to be tricky since the place where the current writer found the idea may not be its original source (and is likely not to be). Because of this it is usually appropriate to use some sort of qualifying words like "I first came across this idea in ....."

    I do not remember where I first saw this idea, but it certainly does not originate with me. :)