On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 11:59:16 +0200, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
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 good thing.".
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
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