Andy Glew's comp-arch.net wiki, http://semipublic.comp-arch.net
If you are reading this elsewhere, e.g. at site waboba.info, it is an unauthorized copy, and probably a malware site.
comp-arch.net wiki on hold from October 17, 2011
Admin:Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property Rights
It is my intention (Andy Glew, the owner of this wiki site) that the CompArch MediaWiki shall be copyleft, consisting only of information that is already public domain or that is being placed into the public domain by the person or persons contributing material to this wiki, or which is available under the licensing terms and considerations of wikipedia are included by reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Copyright. Please DO NOT CONTRIBUTE anything that you do not have the right to subject to such a copyleft.
Note that I have not yet, obviously, talked to a lawyer to formalize this.
Please do not contribute information here if you are unhappy with these terms.
Fair use, not complete copying
This site is available for fair use, subject to the licensing mentioned above.
However, this site should NOT be completely cloned, without specific authorization from the owner/administrator of this website: Andy Glew.
BEWARE: it has come to our attention that this website has been duplicated, without authorization, and with possible illicit modifications, e.g. by wanoba.info. BEWARE OF SUCH WEBSITES. They may well contain malware.
This notice added Aug 28, 2011, as soon as the unauthorized duplicate website wanoba.info was noticed. However, we contend that such unauthorized duplication would be improper even prior to this formal notice.
Possible patents and publications
This website may contain information that will be published, e.g. as a book.
This website may contain information which may be patented, and/or have patents applied for, and/or for which patents may be applied for in the future (subject to rules about prior publication). DO NOT ASSUME that information on this website can be used without being subject to patents.
In particular, I intend to possibly one day publish material from this website as a book, and/or possibly sell advertisements on this website. Whether any publishing business would consider a book already copyleft and not copyright is another matter. If there are any profits from such efforts, they _may_ be used to support this website - but they may also be used for other purposes, such as personal purposes. If you would be unhappy with any particular use of any profits from this website, THEN DO NOT CONTRIBUTE.
If material from this website is published or reused in any way, reasonable efforts will be made to provide credit to the authors and/or contributors. However, I will not footnote every sentence, or even necessarily every page or chapter. Credit may very well be aggregated, and may not be physically published. E.g. any such book may have a few paragraphs listing contributors prominent contributors, and/or may refer to a website page listing contributors. See, for example, Contributors to This Wiki, a page on the semipublic wiki; feel free to add yourself to the corresponding page on the public or shadow wiki. However, I reserve the right to edit such contributor notices. Perhaps even the history and logfiles of this website may be the only place where credit may be found. If you would be unhappy with such acknowledgment, thinking it too little, THEN DO NOT CONTRIBUTE. Note that any such book or publication or reuse may have my name (Andy Glew) prominently attached to it, perhaps even saying "by" (since I expect to be authoring the majority of this content). If you would be unhappy with such a book or publication or reuse being marked "by Andy Glew", while your contributions may receive what you might think would be too little acknowledgment, THEN DO NOT CONTRIBUTE.
I do not wish to steal credit, but I also do not wish to be hamstrung by requirements to track credit all over the place.
I do not expect to profit personally from this wiki site. If there is any profit, (a) I expect to plow it back into supporting the site, or (b) contribute it to charity. But if, by some miracle, there is a lot of money to be made from this wiki site, I'm not going to promise in advance that I might not take it all for myself. Or at least enough for an ice cream cone. And I do not wish to be hamstrung by requirements to track credit to apportion profits.
In particular, I consider it quite possible that inventions may be created via discussions on this site, and/or be disclosed publicly on this site. I do not wish to steal credit for anyone else's inventions. But neither do I wish for inventorship in my own inventions to be diluted, just because I have discussed it in public on this site. Overall, if it's an invention, and you want to patent it, then it would be best if you DO NOT CONTRIBUTE to this site. Depending on applicable law, you may be able to patent after publication on this site. But this site may be used as prior art. And you should not be surprised to find that I may apply for patents on inventions discussed on this site, if I believe that I invented them. If you would be unhappy with such a patent or invention, THEN DO NOT CONTRIBUTE to this site.
However, once you have patented it, or at least once the patent application is public, feel free to discuss on this site. Shameless self promotion, within reason. But be aware that discussion on this site, by yourself and others, may well expose prior art or involve discussions of obviousness and enabling, which may be pertinent to the validity of patents.
Overall, if you want to avoid any possibility of problems with inventorship on inventions and patents, THEN DO NOT CONTRIBUTE to this site.
This information should NOT contain any proprietary information (except as mentioned above, for possible inventions arising out of this website).
Please notify us (me, Andy Glew) if you believe that proprietary information has been posted. We will investigate, and remove as appropriate.