The truth is, I don’t know how to start this post, I guess like it’s all a matter of letting the mind’s flow of ideas find its way. All bloggers participating in this Meme want to take a break to ask for your opinion. What is sharing? I mean, we all spend time with our blogs, sharing with all of you news, tricks, thoughts, and so on. We give without receiving in return and have sometimes “plagiarized” us, in quotes because I think it’s a very strong word and we don’t want to upset anyone. So between us, we launched the question into the air, these are the answers. Tell us what you think.
“Is it important to share? To me it is, my mind is GNU. You create, share, contribute and re-create, in a continuous cycle. Many giving ideas all contributing about them. The problem starts when you comment on your sources. Many times it is not possible to name all the events, people or news that serve to give rise to what is posted on a blog. It is inevitable to make mistakes, but it is a crime not to acknowledge them. We have thought of publishing each paragraph of this entry a paragraph that summarizes our idea. I think sharing is a right that should not clash with everyone’s pride. Humility. »
Miguel Parada (Ubuntizandoelplaneta.com)
I think the problem is not sharing, as we do this every day in this ‘profession’, here the issue is the lack of ethics that some show towards their colleagues. Many defend themselves by saying that when a news item is published on the Internet, it is in the public domain and everyone has the right to do whatever they want with it. This may be true, but one can make use of the information published in an entry to create one’s own story without having to copy the letter to the letter. Not only is it unethical to copy a story as it is without quoting the source, but it is a sample of how poor a blogger’s job can become, which does not even serve to create one’s own content based entirely on another. »
David Gómez (Emslinux.com)
“I think the essence of a blog in addition to being able to express itself freely, is the link, if you read an entry in a blog that you liked and shot your own entry, the link is given or should to occur naturally, and in a way is a way to reward or recognize (and even disagree with) the work of the original blog, in doing so, citing the source, we are giving it an entity that otherwise we would almost be awarded a job that does not belong to us.
I have noticed that when a blog grows too much, thanks to its excellent work, I think no one doubts it, it gives the feeling that it is difficult to recognize the work of others who may be at the same height, it seems as Miquel says, that the ego in these cases clouds the view. »
Leonardo García (Ubunlog.com)
“I think the issue that the issue at hand here is purely editorial. The question of whether or not sources should be cited, ethics, is a topic that has always been addressed, long before blogs existed.
To this is added that today we can find news on social media, and then we have to ask ourselves, Does one have to quote the user who said it and put the link to an article ?.
Here we would go into the usual, Why should one reveal their sources or who they follow on Twitter or other networks?
If you see a news story in the fourth place that wrote it, should you cite this source or find out who the original was ?, there are so many fringes on this topic.
As Leonardo says, boy blogs, if we see a news story in a big one, we usually put the source. The big ones put lots of news that have come out in small blogs and rarely mention the source.
Many times I have written a post that then posted a great one and logically when someone reads it on my blog, what you will think is that I took it from there and didn’t mention the source, in this case I say the same as them: Maybe we have the same sources.
But this is an issue that gives for a lot and is not easy to solve. »
Rosa Guillén (Novatillasku.com)
“We all like our work to be beneficial to other people and sharing it is the way to get it to more people than if we only allowed it to be published in one place. But the problem lies when others attribute the work we have done, recognition is the only reward we receive (some I would say also money but to me it only gives me for some beer and others I do not think it takes them out of poor ), seeing how useful the effort is and reading the comments of gratitude is what encourages us to continue writing, if we are deprived of this we will gradually diminish the desire to write in seeing that our effort is forgotten. »
Eduardo Parra (Portalubuntu.com)
“The theme of our blogs is GNU / Linux, which has been created thanks to brilliant minds, but which would not have been where it is today or where it will be in the future without the COMMUNITY. We are all part of it and we all share our knowledge in their respective spaces, whether more or less, so that someone can help us with this. As Edu says, when you make an entry and they thank you for their help with comments or more problems arise and you manage to solve them, the mere fact that they reward this effort with gratitude is what encourages us to continue. That said, I have to say that when I created an entry and saw it copied as is on another blog without quoting the source, or even quoting it, I feel a little frustrated and upset. I know that my license is Creative Commons and that the purpose of the blog is to disseminate, but I believe that anyone can nurture what I have done and give their version, as I am not someone so important or so much to consider my word as absolute. »
Angel Fernandez Ochoa (Nosinmiubuntu.com)
“Many of us when we created our blogs did so for the purpose of sharing our knowledge and experiences. That is the idea and it has not changed since then. In this Linux world, there are often a lot of news stories of which we become spokespersons, and sometimes many of us end up repeating the same news over and over again. Some cite the original source while others cite the blog by which they learned of the news. It all depends on the ethics of the blogger behind the block.
Personally I think the important thing is to cite at least one source from where we get the information, as we are not going to cite all the blogs that also talked about the news. If there is a main source, I am one of those who thinks it should be shown as a source, as it is the most reliable link that exists and to which we should turn our attention. The problem here is when original content is created and the appropriate credit is not given to its creator. Ethically it would not be appropriate to publish certain content which does not belong to us and in which the original author has used his time, without giving it due merit. The original author has the same purpose as all of us, to share, and he does so for free, so it would be appropriate for some of us to show respect by quoting the source. »
Gabriel Medina (gabuntu.wordpress.com)
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