[EM] Criteria reply

Markus Schulze markus.schulze at alumni.tu-berlin.de
Wed May 18 10:45:05 PDT 2005

Dear Abd ulRahman Lomax,

I wrote (18 May 2005):
> 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."

You wrote (18 May 2005):
> 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. What he could not claim is that he "first"
> invented it, once he was aware of prior work.(...) This constant
> personality discussion here is tiresome and a huge distraction
> for everyone involved, except for those who simply ignore it.

Sorry for my sloppy formulation. I didn't mean to offend Russ
Paielli. I was referring to this conversation:


I didn't mean to say that Russ Paielli tried to claim credit
for something that he didn't deserve credit for.

Markus Schulze

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