As an editor, and a counter vandal, here is my opinion:
What he did would come under blatant vandalism, as he DID NOT source his
edits, and defamed living people without any base. Had he provided a
reliable source, I might've considered reading it.
On 26 February 2011 13:00, Yann Forget <yannfo(a)gmail.com> wrote:
2011/2/26 Bishakha Datta <bishakhadatta(a)gmail.com>om>:
On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Theo10011
> Ask any OTRS volunteer about threats like these, this is nothing
threats we get on a daily basis.
What are the kinds of threats OTRS volunteers get? Just curious.
I am not an OTRS volunteer, but in April 2010 I got a real threat
because of my work on Wikisource.
Gallimard, one of the biggest and most famous French publisher, sent
me a registered letter (yes, here in India!) threatening to sue me if
the texts it claims a copyright on were not quickly deleted. It also
sent the same to the Wikimedia Foundation. The texts were deleted
after a request by Mike Godwin, WMF lawyer. I made a counter-notice
and the texts were undeleted in June 2010. Gallimard found my IRL
address on Facebook, as I have a link to my Facebook profile on my
Wikisource home page.
The deleted texts are copyrighted in France, but not in USA, and not
in India, so there are legally hosted by the WMF in USA, and I am
legally entitled to publish them on Wikisource, as a resident in
In fact, I expected Gallimard to try to sue me in France, which would
not have much real effect on Wikisource, but would be quite annoying
for me if I go back to France. But I never received any news from the
publisher after I sent them a letter saying that they business model
is outdated, and they should find better way to promote French
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