This is a rather high traffic mailing list. We cannot ask them to
monitor it, best to contact them directly imho.
csherlock(a)ljh.com.au a écrit:
Have we asked if they could put a answer.com
Christiaan Briggs wrote:
response to my query (below):
> On 31 Mar 2005, at 11:26 am, GuruNet Support wrote:
>> Dear Christiaan,
>> Thank you for contacting GuruNet.
>> We really appreciate your bringing this to our attention,
>> Christiaan, and have forwarded your message to our Engineering Team.
>> The problem is that we are working from a dump of Wikipedia content,
>> but apparently, there is no dump of the Commons data. However, our
>> engineers are aware of the problem and are looking into a solution
>> that will work best all around.
>> We'll let you know when we've deployed a solution to this problem.
>> Similarly, if you could keep us informed of any development at
>> Wikipedia regarding this matter, we'd really appreciate it.
>> If we can be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to
>> contact us.
>> Sincerely yours,
>> Alan Baklor
>> GuruNet Customer Support
>> The Answer Engine
>> On 28 Mar 2005, at 1:32 am, Christiaan Briggs wrote:
>>> I sent them the following message via
>>> To whom it concerns,
>>> I'm writing regarding copyright conditions of images from
used on Answers.com
>>> I noticed recently that many of the Wikipedia images used on
do not appear to follow copyright conditions (such as
>>> crediting authors):
>>> From what I can tell this problem is restricted to images that are
>>> uploaded to Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org
>>> than directly to Wikipedia), which results in there only being a
>>> link to the relevant Wikimedia Commons page rather than a full
>>> description on the Wikipedia page.
>>> So for instance this image includes relevant info because it was
>>> uploaded directly to Wikipedia (and hence the description was added
>>> directly to its Wikipedia page):
>>> However this image does not include image info (and nor, for that
>>> matter, does it include the link to the relevant Wikimedia Commons
>>> The info of which you will find by following the link on the page
>>> above to:
>>> This is obviously not an ideal situation from our point of view, as
>>> we'd like to have the image info on the Wikipedia image page and
>>> not have to direct people to another page, however, for various
>>> reasons, we're stuck with the current setup, which looks to have
>>> resulted in a technical hitch causing Answers.com
not to follow
>>> licence conditions.
>>> I'm wouldn't have a foggiest clue about the mechanics of this
>>> process but it seems to me that, until Wikipedia deals with this
>>> issue at their end, Answers.com
still needs to deal with the issue
>>> at their end, meaning Answers.com
needs to pull the relevant image
>>> info from Wikimedia Commons when appropriate (as per the second
>>> example above).
>>> I'm in contact with administrators and other editors via a
>>> Wikipedia emailing list, so I will be sure to pass on any response
>>> you send me.
>>> Thanks for your time,
>>> Christiaan Briggs