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Re: [vox] Students, cheating, mailing list, rules etc.
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Re: [vox] Students, cheating, mailing list, rules etc.

hi mike,

begin: ME <dugan@passwall.com> quote
> Hello Linux Users,
> I have heard the discussion of what is considered acceptable when
> discussing source code on this list and the poster does not state they are
> not a student doing work for a class.
> Can anyone provide the general guidelines on this for this list?
well, despite being called a fascist by eric, i don't think i ever laid down
guidelines for this.

what i like telling people is:

ask yourself:

	you have already heard your professor's stance on acceptable outside help.
	if you think your question violates his/her policy, it probably does.  if
	you think your question is fair game, then it probably is.

particularly dull bulbs may reply:

   well, how do i KNOW whether my professor would think this is an
	appropriate question?

and the answer to this would be:

	ask your professor.  get him to further define what is appropriate use of
	help.  make sure you understand his/her policy.  and keep asking until you
	fully understand it.

this puts the onus of remaining "legal" on the student.  i don't think we've
ever had a problem with this.  and it the only thing we can do, other than
banning all help with classes, but i don't like that option.

some people have gotten all pissed off at me for reminding posters of
homework questions that they need to remain within their prof's guidelines.
but that's ok; i'm used to people getting pissed off at me.  i'd rather have
a cs student pissed off at me for reminding him to remain within the prof's
guidelines than an irrate prof who wants to know why lugod is helping his
students to cheat.


this is an important question; we should probably solidify a policy and make
it available on the lugod website....


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