[Tutor] Why won't it enter the quiz? (off topic)

Alan G alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Sun Sep 18 00:26:12 CEST 2005

>> Technically there may be something wrong in that if he is
>> claiming copyright and selling for commerxcial gain rather
> Then I recommend that Byron and anyone else interested in 
> this stuff go browse http://www.benedict.com/ 

Interesting site, thanks for pointing it out.

> instead posting off-topic commentaries about people who 
> turn to the list with questions.

Is it off topic on a newbie programming list to discuss the 
ramifications of trying to sell software? Learning to program 
is one thing. Trying to make a professional career out of 
it is another and requires additional knowledge. Any newbie 
about to embark on such a course should be made aware of 
the potential pitfalls. 

That's not to discourage said individual from the commercial 
venture nor from asking questions. I'd liken it to the stand 
we take on giving out homework answers, it's in the 
individual's own interests to maximise their own input.

Alan G
Author of the Learn to Program web tutor

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