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On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 2:06 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki(a)gmail.com>
Edward L Platt, 16/05/2018 19:23:
We're using the pages-meta-history XML files
(user ids, timestamps,
article ids, etc). Everything I can find on the WMF site refers to "textual
content" which is a bit unclear about metadata.
The legal page has been added only recently and it's probably unclear, but
"textual content" just means everything that is not multimedia files. The
Our archival librarians would be a lot more comfortable if I could point
them to something very explicit about terms of
use for metadata
From our point of view, that's hardly even metadata. It's just
MediaWiki-internal material, which tells little if anything about the data.
It's also below the threshold of originality and produced automatically by
a software, therefore clearly copyright ineligible.
If this is about problems in EU, we can add a CC-0 note to waive any
hypothetical sui generis database rights on MediaWiki's internal
identifiers. But it's useless anyway, because those are generated, stored
and published in USA.
Edward L. Platt
PhD Candidate, University of Michigan School of Information