From: "Erik Moeller" <erik_moeller(a)gmx.de>
> Erik's description of the agreement isn't clear. Are we obligated to
> cite EU Observer or do we just agree to cite them? If they put the text
> in the public domain, we obviously don't _have_ to do anything, but I
> can see how agreeing to cite them is nice. If so, I don't think _our_
> agreeing to cite them has any bearing on further uses of Wikipedia
Well, if we don't cite them, they will simply cancel the agreement, and no
further news summaries will be released to the public domain.
Has it been made clear to EU Observer that others
may use the content
and not cite them?
Yes. I will copy the full text of the correspondence to Wikipedia later.
If they are agreeing to release their material under the GFDL
they have the right to be cited as at least one of the five
most major contributors to the article. it says this in the
Of course if they become
a minor contributor after edits are made subsequent GFDL
licensees/licensors will not necessarily have to cite them,
but of course as long as they cite back to Wikipedia they
will be able to find out who "all" the contributors are as
Wikipedia maintains this information (almost always) in
the page history archives.