Re: Fraud and Authorship

Grant Newland (
Mon, 24 Apr 1995 20:53:42 -0400

To Joseph Kahan:

Regardless of the arrangement you made with the authors of CU-SeeMe at
Cornell, and regardless of any license you might have paid for, you are
not at liberty to claim authorship of any software that was largely
developed before you came into the picture. Your statement at the end
of the README which was posted here claims you are the author, and the
software was developed with great effort by you. The readers of this form
know better and that is why you are receiving such trouble over it.

The statement should give credit to the original authors, and you, for
bringing it to its current state (as your product for sale).