Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #webwork, 2012-04-24

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20:29 nmichalo Hi, is there a way to submit changes/alterations/corrections to problems in the NPL?
20:34 mgage not one that is completely organized.  -- the best approach is to use the "report problem bug" link from the PGProblemEditor page and that will put a report into bugzilla.  John Jones has been doing a pretty good job of following up on these bug reports (although we can always use more help).
20:35 mgage does that explanation make sense?  I can elaborate if needed -- Mike
21:09 nmichalo Sure it does.   I will see what I can do to improve the NPL. :)
21:11 mgage great.  Over the summer I'm hoping to set up some system using github so that more people can participate in making the actual changes to the npl -- and also we may be able to streamline the bug reporting method.  I  think we do want to aim for a reasonable filter/editorial board for changing NPL problems -- in the beginning we accepted nearly anything just to get the program started -- but now we want to balance growth and quality
21:30 nmichalo makes good sense, just out of curiousity what are the copyright issues involved.  Does one need to obtain permission form the publisher to submit problems that appear in books?
22:20 mgage sorry -- helping a student.  --- so far the copyright issues haven't come up in any major way --- most problems are kind of generic (e.g. calculus problems haven't changed that much since Thomas or perhaps before).  Also each problem is different (since the numbers are different) in some sense.  So for many problems it's not an issue.  For problems that are recognizably from a specific book they might become an issue -- we'll just remove them in t
22:20 mgage case -- many publishers have been glad to contribute their specific problems so that webwork can be used with their specific book.  Wiley and also Freeman have done this for "harvard calculus" and rogowski's calculus respectively
22:20 mgage headed home
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23:03 mgage_ aubreyja: hi
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