[LON-CAPA-users] Non-viewabilty of problem code

Mark Lucas lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 6 Mar 2002 09:16:57 -0500 (EST)


	At one point we were discussing viewability of the raw
resources. The concern was the fact that if someone had access to the raw
code, they could then republish the problem. This is not necessarily a
desirable thing if copyrights are involved. There was talk about making
the problem source optionally shareable.

	Over the last few weeks I've been reminded how often I go back to
the problem source to 'double-check' something or to figure out how the
author thinks the problem should be solved. I have this privilege
since I am author or co-author on all the materials.

	My questions:

(1) To other authors/users - do you think this is a problem?

(2) Will this simply be solved by an option (either explicit or implied by
the copyright mode) when publishing? Thus if you want access to the
solutions in the code, only use those that are marked public?

(3) Is there a strange intermediate ground whereby one can make the script
portion of a problem viewable without making the whole source available?

Mark Lucas					email: lucasm@ohiou.edu
252D Clippinger Lab  				phone: (740)597-2984
Department of Physics and Astronomy             fax:   (740)593-0433
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701