[Cosmo-torun] Re: AA/2004/2055

Andrzej Marecki amr w astro.uni.torun.pl
Pon, 4 Paź 2004, 13:52:21 CEST

> My hope is (was?) to show to A&A exactly what is in the content of the
> article: it comes directly from Gorski et al 1999a/b, it is independent of
> whatever may or may not be in the code.

Well, I personally *believe* you were ONLY inspired by Gorski et al 1999a/b,
and has NOT used their code. However, since you *had HAD* the code before
you submitted the paper to A&A, the HEALPix group - as we all know - claim
that you were _not_ smart enough to invent the algebra (almost) from scratch
but you _were_ smart enough to derive the algebraic equations from the code
and so you stole their intellectual property.

> Ouch :(. i'd prefer *not* to look at the HEALPix code.

Fine! So now you have to be smart again and show that... it is not possible
to derive the algebra - as it stands in your article - from the HEALPix
code. Either because the HEALPix code is too obscure or badly documented or
your algebra is different or... I don't know.

Anyway, if you want to win this argument you have to show a proof - or
better to say - an alibi that their claims (that you have "undone" their
code back to the algebra) are void.

It may be hard to find a clever way to show such an alibi but you have no
other way, I'm afraid. This is because when someone is accused she/he 
has committed a plagiarism, this is the alleged plagiarist duty to bring the 
evidence that no plagiarism took place.


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