On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 11:59:16 +0200, David Gerard
14/12/2007, cohesion <cohesion(a)sleepyhead.org> wrote:
> >> From google
> Just wondering what people think. :)
Oooh. Straight CC-by-3.0? That's excellent!
If they require release
under a free licence then that's a BIG WIN for our aims.
I wouldn't view this initiative as intended to be a complete
Wikipedia-killer, but surely it's aimed to compete for the
knowledge-related traffic. Already there are: the coined buzzword and
the author's vanity factor.
While Wikipedia's community process is too often abused, it is all but
non-existent in the said inititive: "...For many topics, there will
likely be competing knols on the same subject. Competition of ideas is a
Google's backing isn't mean thing: "...If an author chooses to include
ads, Google will provide the author with substantial revenue share from
the proceeds of those ads."
And who said anything about free licences on content? There's no one
word on such in all the Official Google Blog post. The image shows
mockup using some CC-by'ed photo from flickr.
The CC-by-3.0 license is on the image. Just hard to find. Look at the
sidebar on the right.