[Retros] Problems/Originals from the Retro Mailing List
Joost de Heer
ildjarn666 at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 17 03:02:41 EDT 2002
>In then past few weeks concerns were raised regarding the "Originals
>from the Retro Mailing List" pages on the Retro Corner:
>a) Some problems were sent to the Retro Mailing List first and appeared
>then in some magazine as "original". This may lead to some troubles.
Indeed. Posting on the mailing list is a first publication, according to the
codex (as found on http://www.sci.fi/~stniekat/pccc/codex.htm):
Part 2, Chapter V, Article 20, 2.c, (+note 22).
>b) Some problems were considered as "not good enough" for publication on
>the Retro Corner by the author.
As for my composition, I only mentioned it was cooked, not that it should be
removed :) It's too late to hide the corpse anyway, the composition is in
the PDB too.
>As a first step, I have changed the titles of the pages from "Originals
>from the Retro Mailing List" to "Problems from the Retro Mailing List" -
>which leaves it open whether the problems are originals or not.
See above: publication on the mailinglist counts as publication as original.
>More general, I propose the following "policy" for publication of
>problems from the Retro Mailing List on the Retro Corner:
>1. Intention: All I want to do is to preserve retro problems from the
>Retro Mailing List on the Retro Corner (not hidden in huge mail
A very good initiative. There are some really good compositions hidden in
the mailing list archives, which would be forgotten otherwise.
>2. In the future I will publish problems at least 6 months after the
>first appearance on the Retro Mailing List. This should guarantee that a
>problem appears first in a magazine and not on the Retro Corner.
Again, a publication in a magazine would be a second publication. Something
to keep in mind when posting new compositions to the list...
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