Just FYI :-)
The German Verein has just received a legal opinion they ordered some
time ago, concerning various legal issues for wikipedia and German law.
It turns out that, according to the legal opinion, German law prohibits
the collection of quotes, or quotes as such, if they are not used in a
That would mean the German wikiquote project's legal status is shaky at
The German PDF with the legal opinion is at , and as wiki code at .
Avichai and six other Hebrew Wikipedians and Wikiquoters have signed up to
create a Hebrew Wikinews.
I've checked out their contributions, approved the request to start
development on Meta-Wikipedia.
So you know,
In a message dated 10/23/2005 6:50:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Volunteer to help Danny finding grants and preparing applications. Get
the Wikimedia Foundation added to your employer's matching program for
charitable donations if you have one.
I just wanted to note that in the past month, I have registered us with
several major corporations, including Microsoft, American Express, and Sara Lee
(the ones that make cake) for matching donation programs. Many large
corporations in the US and elsewhere having matching gift programs. If anyone here
works at a company that does, I encourage you to look into it.
Your [[IP address]] will be shown publicly if you edit when not
<grin> Cool challenge, David Gerard
Strunk: Rule 13: Omit unnecessary words.
As said. I'd be happy to copy and preserve the memoir content of the site on memorywiki.org. In fact, we've copied some of it already (with attribution, of course, as per the GNU license). If you'd like to enter into some more formal relationship re the transfer and preservation of the content, I'd be happy to discuss it (though I'm not sure that's necessary).
In exchange for taking it (or rather more of it than I wanted, and promising to maintain it), I would like help publicizing www.memorywiki.org, though I'm not sure if the Foundation has any mechanism for helping in that area. In any case, I'm glad to have the memoirs as they fit the mission of MemoryWiki perfectly.
Best, Marshall Poe
I could be easily persuaded to support this move.
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> Your [[IP address]] will be logged when you submit. If you are
> not [[Special:Userlogin|logged in]], it will be shown publicly.
"SUBMIT! SUBMIT TO WIKIPEDIA!" heh :-)
The use of "logged" in two different ways is (apparently) very bad. How about:
Your [[IP address]] is recorded when you edit. If you are not
[[Special:Userlogin|logged in]], it will be shown publicly. See
Can anyone go even shorter and not lose important info?
Dan Grey wrote:
>On 27/10/05, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A full one-third of that hard core sufficiently dedicated to Wikipedia
>> to spend their own scarce cash going all the way to Wikimania 2005,
>> wasn't it? Something about that doesn't sound "insignificant" to me.
>> Maybe it does to you.
>I think you're under-estimating the total number of editors WP has,
>over-estimating who'd leave, and over-valuing their importance.
>Where'd you get that figure from anyway?
"Apparently a poll was done at Wikimania and 2/3 of people were
against it and 1/3 said they'd leave. So yeah, there's one good
argument not to have ads, I guess. I just can't figure out what any of
the other ones are."
(I've only just noticed it was posted by Anthony DiPierro, who may or
may not be a primary source - was he at Wikimania?)
Daniel Mayer wrote:
> This is what really caught my eye: "Webhosting Provider, Aplus.Net, Launches
> Media Wiki" along with the first sentence: "San Diego webhosting provider,
> Aplus.Net, has introduced a new offering to its customers - the Media Wiki."
> and "The new product is licensed under the GNU Public License, and is the same
> system that serves popular collaborative sites such as Wikipedia.org."
> How can they launch MediaWiki when it already exists? MediaWiki is *not* a new
> product of Aplus.Net. *That* along with the other things I mentioned is
> confusing the brand ID.
I should agree with mav.
The message is measling or at least that someone can measlead it.
The message may lead to belive that MediaWiki software was created by
Of course is not a severe problem, just a clearer statment would be better.
In any case since tradmark law required the prooves of active
protection could be shown, a request to them to clarify their message
can be useful in this aspect.
at http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Schweiz/International I wrote a
short message in German (on a linked page) and English about the Swiss
Wikipedians meeting on november 13th in Zurich, where the foundation of
Wikimedia Switzerland will be the main topic (thanks to Ilario who
translated it into Italian!). Now we need somebody, who translates this
message also in French. The translator would need to update (i.e. translate)
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Schweiz/Location as well, which is
linked in the message.
Thanks in advance for helping!
An eternity is very, very long, especially towards the end