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A PhD student in Computer Science, working on natural language processing.

Oct
31
comment What “version naming convention” do you use?
@PatriceM. Thanks for sharing that link. semver.org didn't exist when I wrote that answer.
Sep
15
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May
15
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
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awarded  Good Question
Oct
18
comment How to prevent code from leaking outside work?
I know of a workplace that sounds a lot like this. They're called the NSA. In addition to doing things like this to prevent source code from being stolen by interested outsiders, they also subject their new hires to very detailed background checks to be sure they can trust them.
Oct
9
comment What “version naming convention” do you use?
Looks like this works out to be the same as the RubyGems Rational Versioning policy that I mentioned below, only better formalized.
Oct
8
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Sep
30
awarded  Popular Question
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15
awarded  Yearling
Jul
30
comment Why can't the IT industry deliver large, faultless projects quickly as in other industries?
Windows has often not been delivered on time (Longhorn, aka Windows Vista, was originally supposed to ship in 2003). I don't know about Office, but most of the other software projects you mentioned explicitly don't have timelines, or their release schedule is so frequent that they include whatever features are ready in the release, and push everything else off until it's ready.
Jul
2
revised Can I provide a GPL app, with different licenced logo?
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Jul
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revised Can I provide a GPL app, with different licenced logo?
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Jul
2
comment Can I provide a GPL app, with different licenced logo?
Thinking about it more, forking software is somewhat common in the free software community. Copyright consumers would probably consider your license too restrictive if you didn't allow them to change the name if they forked your software and made it dramatically different from the original.
Jul
2
answered Can I provide a GPL app, with different licenced logo?
Jun
10
comment How to commit a file conversion?
@l0b0: I see now... your two-commit solutions are intended to change the content of the file in one commit, and then change the name in another commit. I guess those work, but I remember reading that Linus just objects to the whole idea of tracking the history of individual files. Following his line of reasoning, you'd use a single-commit solution, and generally restrict yourself to looking at repository history as a whole, or the history of subtrees that don't move around. You don't have to subscribe to his line of thinking, but if you don't, individual file history is a little hacky.
Jun
10
comment How do I completely-self-study Computer Science?
-1: While valuable, that doesn't expose him to the theoretical aspects in computer science that he needs to know.
Jun
10
comment How to commit a file conversion?
Either that or he's specifically asking about Subversion which does different things if you mv versus rm/add.
Jun
10
answered How to commit a file conversion?
Jun
10
comment Bad idea to display mail server info in public github project?
If you need to version control the configuration file, you can create a private branch in your repository that doesn't get pushed to github. You do all of the development in the public branch, and merge it into the private branch for deployment.
Jun
8
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