one time i wanted to mess around with a dataset that had been released under a really weird non-license, like "you can look at the spreadsheets but if you touch them you better get permission!!", so i contacted the research team to ask if i could include the data in an open-source project. the lead researcher replied, deeply skeptical of """open""" """source""", convinced i was the agent of some rival academic despite the dataset being publicly readable already.

academia is weird.

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@garbados i have inadvertently triggered so many awkward conversations with tenured professors and people trying to be same...

@brennen

> hey! i saw your research, and i thought it was really--
< you WHAT
> thought it was interesting?
< you SAW my RESEARCH?
> uh,, um,,,,
< WHO SENT YOU
> the, i, your, research, i, uh,,,
< ABERNATHY WON'T GET AWAY WITH THIS
> *flees*

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