On 8/17/07, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> How is it better than nothing? Wikipedia
didn't write the text, a
It's better than nothing because Wikipedia records who wrote the text.
Well, as I showed you, in this instance, Wikipedia *didn't* record who
wrote the text.
They could give a url directly to the history
page, but that's just
likely to confuse people.
And linking to the article won't confuse people? Linking to the
article is less of an attribution than linking to the history page,
but neither is particularly good attribution if you consider that the
majority of people are going to have no clue how to search for an
author through either such link.
I think there is a problem between copyright licencing. Yes Creative Commons
would presume that you link to the main contributor - GFDL Wikipedia does
fine - on mirror sites like answers there is no need to show history or even
link back to the article (? could be wrong about the back link?)