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From: "Alister John Marsh" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Problems with some surname project admins
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 04:24:58 +1300
I can just picture this character huddled
close to the brazier chortling 'my data, all mine'
This brings to mind one of the cruel facts of life..... in some projects,
people can only be induced to participate if the project pay for the test.
Some projects have a wealthy sponsor, sometimes the project administrator,
who pays for a large percentage of the tests for that surname. Perhaps the
"my data, all mine" attitude might in some cases be from people who have
shelled out tens of thousands of their own money to test the majority of
people in their project. If a person buys a loaf of bread, it is not for
others to tell him who he may or may feed it to. This may not apply to all
cases, but may apply to some, and may be part of the reason some project
admins are not easy to dislodge from their role.
I guess I keep coming back to my view that each project administrator should
be allowed freedom to have his own style. In my view the solution is to
allow alternative surname projects in cases where the project administrator
is not going to quit, and is not serving wider interest groups.
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