On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 9:53 PM, Nagarjuna G <nagarjun@gnowgi.org> wrote:
On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 5:42 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala
<arjunaraoc@gmail.com> wrote:
> The advantage of separately hosted Wikisource is that the artefacts are self
> contained and can be used readily. Photographic media will be mainly useful,
> when they are embedded in an article. May be non WMF projects  can use  the
> same. Unfortunately, this  leads to fragmentation in the sense there is no
> one  source for the sum of human knowledge.

the last sentence made me think.  Indeed!  Todays political systems
want to preserve the fragmented space, fragmented knowledge and also
protect ownership of those fragments.  This they do by signing
bilateral treaties.  Due to these unfortunate incompatibilities
creative commons chapters in different countries have to write their
own versions of CC licenses.   As the creative commons movement grows
big, we can nullify these treaties (such as TRIPS or ACTA) and achieve
that sum of human knowledge in one place.
Probably that will be true for new content. Old content will have to age sufficiently to
qualify for free sharing  under the laws of different countries of the world. That may be too  long a time for all enthusiasts of free sharing :-(