From: "Frank Bemelman"
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Subject: Re: Publishing engineering techniques?
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 12:54:36 +0200
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"Chris Carlen" schreef in bericht
> Frank Bemelman wrote:
> > Magazine editors love contributions, old hat or new hat. Some months
> > ago I just had an idea, even posted it here, and got spanked, but had
> > sent it to a magazine also. Not more than a few lines, really.
> Which post? Maybe I missed my chance to spank as well. Uh-oh, that
> doesn't sound quite right :-O
A solderless TQFP adapter made from 2 pieces of PCB, top one with
a square hole in it, 4 screws at the corner, clamping the IC in
between. Nobody felt enthusiastic about it, but I think it could
work reasonably well, for prototypes build by hobbyists who can't
afford a proper board made, etc.
> > Send it to a magazine, if they reject it, nothing is lost.
> Interesting. One thing that might concern me here, as folks have
> suggested simply putting it on a web page which has been my original
> intention, is that if I send it to a magazine and they publish it, will
> I then loose some of the copyrights? Would I then be unable to put it
> on my web site?
There will be a contract both have to sign. You don't sign things
you don't like. Change the contract, take out the things you don't
like, just use pen to cross out those lines, add new conditions,
keep a copy, sign the modified original, and return it.
I guess their primary concern is to prevent you sending it to 6
different magazines at the same time; you can't blame them for
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