[EM] Criteria reply

Kevin Venzke stepjak at yahoo.fr
Wed May 18 08:48:13 PDT 2005


--- Abd ulRahman Lomax <abd at lomaxdesign.com> a écrit :
> At 05:46 AM 5/18/2005, Markus Schulze wrote:
> >Russ Paielli proposed "Ranked Approval Voting" (RAV). Then he was
> >pointed to the fact that presumably this method had already been
> >proposed by Kevin Venzke. Russ Paielli immediately stopped claiming
> >that he had invented RAV. Russ Paielli didn't say something like:
> >"I hadn't read Kevin's proposal when I proposed RAV. Therefore,
> >I can rightly claim that I invented RAV."
> Yet, if his conception of the method were truly independent, if he did not 
> derive it by reading it somewhere, he could, in fact, have continued to 
> claim that.

I feel compelled to point out that as far as I'm aware, no one pointed
Russ to the fact that I had posted the method; he learned it before he
mentioned it.

Kevin Venzke


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