The argument above is about automatically copying over content from other projects. My point is that the license isn't the problem with it, but that there is a problem with it.


On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 7:05 PM, Gregor Hagedorn <> wrote:
On 15 November 2012 23:35, Sven <> wrote:
> Automatically copying over infoboxes is something I don't advise. Unlike current infoboxes, which are rarely sourced, every point of data on Wikidata should be DIRECTLY and INDIVIDUALLY sourced. We can use the same source 37 times, but each bit of information that would ordinarily have a field on an infobox needs to have its own source, we can't just say "everything on this page is from XXXX". If we do automatic importing, it's going to be an uphill battle from day one to source things.

(The argument above is independent of licensing, so this should
perhaps be discussed in a separate thread?)


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