On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 7:54 PM, Chris Wright via Digitalmars-d-announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > On Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:14:08 +0200, Rory McGuire via > Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: > > > If you don't get a cease and desist letter from the D Foundation soon > > I'd be surprised. > > A cease and desist for making Boost-licensed documentation available in > another medium. Kind of violates the spirit of being an open source > project, no? > > The only grounds potentially available for a C&D letter are based in > trademarks. For the D Foundation to succeed with this sort of thing in > general, they'd need to start an explicit trademark licensing system and > assiduously go after people who use the trademark without a license. (Non- > enforcement is grounds for losing trademark status.) That's probably not > going to happen. Too much work and too much negative publicity. > > And you appear to be recommending this as a punitive measure for comments > in another forum. Can you imagine the reaction? Every time anyone posted > an article about D, the comments would be full of "hope you don't get > sued".
The problem is the D logo etc at the top of his docs mixed with Adam's resentment. Your email validates what I was suggesting he should avoid. > > > You're issuing a threat that you have no standing to fulfill, where those > who do have standing have every incentive not to fulfill it and no > particular reason to listen to you. > > > Your matter of fact insulting of our official docs > > (which are leaps and bounds better than the new stuff you are making) is > > destructive to our community. > > I've seen far nastier comments than Adam Ruppe's on this forum (it's a > huge stretch to call his "nasty"), and nastier than yours, and > unproductive to boot, and nobody objected to them. Seeing a person > threatening someone for trying to help and providing specific feedback, > while worse goes unnoted, is demoralizing and probably worse for the > community. > > > Having a different kind of search and having a different layout that is > > more succinct is "Super Awesome" and you are doing it, but you have > > absolutely no reason to constantly insult the work on the main site. > > > > _Creating division in such a small community is not helpful_. > > It's not a division. It's a documentation mirror with a different layout. Did you read my mail at all? > > > > Having > > competing designs can be very helpful, (e.g. your layout could be nice > > for Google search results), official docs are nice because you don't > > have to constantly jump around the site while working. > > There's pretty much no advantage to having three hundred declarations on > the same page with no cross-references and only top-level declarations > indexed. > > > Cross-references plus all-in-one-page might be okay, but then you'd be > comparing Adam Ruppe's work with a hypothetical evolution of dlang.org > docs. > > > <div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_extra"><div class="gmail_quote">On Sat, > > Please, disable HTML mail for this list.