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Lance Finney
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My company is trying to come up with Java training/exercises for those of us on the bench. I'm currently going through the Cattle Drive, so I've recommended this as a possibility in a few different ways:
1) We spend the $200/person and encourage our people to go through the college.
2) We use the exercises without the nitpicks or the solutions.
3) We use the exercises with the solutions I've achieved so far.
Are there intellectual property rights issues with options 2 and 3? I'd much rather go with the first option because I find the nitpicks to be very valuable, but I'm not the one with the corporate wallet.
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I'm passing this on to Paul & Marilyn
 
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Options 2 and 3 are no problem with me. Just make sure you don't make unauthorized copies of anything.
 
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Originally posted by Lance Finney:
My company is trying to come up with Java training/exercises for those of us on the bench. I'm currently going through the Cattle Drive, so I've recommended this as a possibility in a few different ways:
1) We spend the $200/person and encourage our people to go through the college.

How many people are we talking about here?
 
Lance Finney
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Originally posted by Paul Wheaton:
Options 2 and 3 are no problem with me. Just make sure you don't make unauthorized copies of anything.

I'm not sure what this response means. If we give the exercises to our programmers and give them the solutions when they are close, is that authorized because of your first sentence, or is it unauthorized copying?
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Lance Finney
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Originally posted by Marilyn deQueiroz:
How many people are we talking about here?

I don't know. I'll ask the people organizing the training.
[This message has been edited by Lance Finney (edited July 18, 2001).]
 
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2) We use the exercises without the nitpicks or the solutions.
3) We use the exercises with the solutions I've achieved so far.

2) They can go to the assignment pages and get the assignments. They are public. Lots of people do the assignments and never send them to me. There is certainly value in that. They will make a program that works! My role is to help students understand what makes a program readable. I also throw in tips about optimization and style.

3) You may give them your solutions if you wish, but not the instructor's solutions.

Who is going to tell them when they are close?
[This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited July 18, 2001).]
 
Lance Finney
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Originally posted by Marilyn deQueiroz:
2) We use the exercises without the nitpicks or the solutions.
3) We use the exercises with the solutions I've achieved so far.

2) They can go to the assignment pages and get the assignments. They are public. Lots of people do the assignments and never send them to me. There is certainly value in that. They will make a program that works! My role is to help students understand what makes a program readable. I also throw in tips about optimization and style.

3) You may give them your solutions if you wish, but not the instructor's solutions.

Who is going to tell them when they are close?
[This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited July 18, 2001).]


That responsibility would likely fall on me. Trust me, I'd rather have them pay the $200
Thanks for the clarification. My confusion on Paul's post is because I originally meant for option 3 using the instructor's solution, but I didn't say that. Thanks.
 
Johannes de Jong
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"Trust me, I'd rather have them pay the $200".
I bet you do !! rather have Marilyn suffer hey
Rather decent of you to do it so above board by the way, Lance. Most would just steal the solutions to score with their company.
[This message has been edited by Johannes de Jong (edited July 18, 2001).]
 
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