Dear Mr. Gurstein,
With all due respect, I think you either have not given much thought to your
paragraph below, or you decided to do away with your better judgement. Would it not
have been better, and more appropriate, to decline the invitation and/or refer it to
people better able to write the article? I think it is bad judgement on your part to
solicit peoples' ideas and information to write the article, AND ask them to
transfer their copyrights to you. I just doesn't make sense to me, especially when,
as I said, you could have asked them to write the article.
Please pardon me for what might sound like a harsh and crash judgement, but I felt I
had to let you know what I thought of your proposal.
Have a great week, and best wishes.
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> will edit the results and provide these with our commentary as our
> contribution to the Journal.
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