I may have misworded the paragraph in that Scott and I were asked to
contribute the article because we were understood (by the editors) to have
expertise in the area of telecentres and development. However, in our
judgement the subject would warrant contributions from a broader range of
discussants and precisely in ways facilitated by this medium.
We both have approached people that we consider to be knowledgeable in areas
(or regions) additional to our own areas of experience or who have different
perspectives from ours but they were unwilling or unable to take the time to
undertake a full-blown article, hence the note throwing this open to
contributions from the rather wide range of people who have knowledge in the
The issue of copyright is I think rather standard in that copyright in email
lists is still a very ambiguous subject--so rather than having to go back to
all contributors to get them to send a signed copyright waver which would be
required prior to publication, I took this perhaps rather awkward way of
Those with in depth experience with various aspects of telecentres of
course, are free and even encouraged to submit their articles for
publication either in this journal or elesewhere and this is not meant to
substitute for that as they are free and encouraged to participate in our
little round robin discussion.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Katim S. Touray" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: An Invitation Re: Global Telecentre "Movement"
> Dear Mr. Gurstein,
> With all due respect, I think you either have not given much thought to
> 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
> transfer their copyrights to you. I just doesn't make sense to me,
> 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.
> > Scott and I realize that between the two of us we don't have the range
> > current knowledge to cover the field and we are proposing to use the
> > CommunityInformatics list to discuss the issues. I will for this
> > only also be linking in the GCNDotForce list.
> > Over the next ten days we will be introducing the items for discussion
> > inviting participation from the list and from others to respond. Scott
> > will edit the results and provide these with our commentary as our
> > contribution to the Journal.
> > We will take it that participation in the discussion is an agreement to
> > allow republication of the comments in the article and provides us with
> > copyright on your contribution. You are free to invite others to
> > participate.
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