Re: Histonet replies - Permission needed to publish?

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From:"Bill Sinai (Anatomical Pathology)" <> (by way of Marvin Hanna)
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> Date:          Wed, 19 Jan 2000 06:02:54 -0800
> From:          "Barry Rittman" <>
> Subject:       Re: Histonet replies - Permission needed to publish?
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> I assume that most of the individuals who subscribe to histonet do so to
> provide  information or give their opinion. In this respect therefore they
> have implied that this is information that can be widely distributed. The
> provision is however that information be credited to the appropriate source
> and that it not be quoted out of context. If information is not to be
> distributed then this could either be stated in the text (which seems a
> picky to me) or the information sent to the person who posed the original
> question with this same provision.
> I am of the opinion that if you have information to share then this should
> be given freely, I thought that this was the general philosophy of the
> histonet.
> Barry

I agree with Barry, why use it and offer opinions if they are to be
considered inviolate.  People will surely quote the "histonet" as the
source and will usually print a copy to show others as I have done
several times.  I think this is a great resource as it shows how much
undisseminated knowledge exists in the world of
histotechnology.  I agree that where you use someones
'comment' as a reference you should always provide appropriate
details. As the editor of the Histograph the newsletter of the
"Histotechnology Group of NSW" (Australia) I feel some of the
information eg. information about coatings on slides should be made
available to those who do not have internet access.
Also the information about functionality of equipment for a given
purpose may help someone with a decision whether to purchase or not.

Bill Sinai
Department Manager
Tissue Pathology
ICPMR Westmead Hospital
Phone 61+2+9845 7774  Fax 61+2+9687 2330

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