[seqfan] Re: Minors and the OEIS

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Sun Jun 30 21:01:46 CEST 2013


Thanks for responding to my request for comments about minors and the OEIS.

The Board of Trustees of the OEIS Foundation met by telephone
on June 28 2013, and it was resolved that no action would be
taken to restrict contributions to the OEIS by minors.

Best regards
Neil Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation



On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 10:38 PM, Robert G. Wilson v <rgwv at rgwv.com> wrote:

> Et al,
>
>         Math maturity and chronology at this level probably do not
> correlate
> closely. And how do we know that John Doe is a minor in the first place?
> Furthermore there are many adults, probably most, we would not wish to
> contribute to OEIS. The sequence stands on its own and not on the
> contributor. I for one have submitted sequences which fall into both camps.
>
> Bob.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SeqFan [mailto:seqfan-bounces at list.seqfan.eu] On Behalf Of Neil
> Sloane
> Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 10:18 PM
> To: Sequence Fanatics Discussion list
> Subject: [seqfan] Minors and the OEIS
>
> Dear Sequence Fans,
> Tony Noe and I disagree about letting minors (people under 18) contribute
> to
> the OEIS.
>
> Tony says: "We should be careful [about] allowing such young people to
> contribute.  I would not want my children involved with OEIS.  This is for
> adults.  I urge you to have some kind of age limit.  I (and I hope we) do
> not want sensitive kids in OEIS."
>
> I strongly disagree, and have always
> encouraged high school students to contribute.
>
> I am preparing a report on this matter for the Board of Trustees.
> If any sequence fan has any comments or advice, please write directly to me
> (and tell me if I may quote you by name).
>
> Neil
>
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