I'm having trouble wrapping my head around this whole deal.
Can anyone explain to me exactly how Wikipedia could or would use a
Creative Commons'd knol?
Suppose that a knol were written about some topic for which Wikipedia
only had a stub. Then, if I understand the licensing of a "by" license
correctly, the article could be cut and pasted from the knol into a WP
article, and presumably wikified, and then become a normal article.
Is that right?
And if it is, anyone can do this, not the original author of the
article? How and where would the citation to the original article be
integrated into Wikipedia? Isn't it the case that Wikipedia could
integrate more or less all of the content from Knols?
(I imagine there is documentation somewhere on Help: for how to
integrate content from the various free licenses into Wikipedia, but I
hope some will agree that the discussion is worth having in this
We hope to move to a Creative Commons license. Whether what we end up with
is compatible with Knol or Citzendium depends on what license they chose.
Ideally, we should all work together so that all these licenses are
compatible. There is nothing any of us do that can't be improved on.
As a footnote, any open source license selected by the original creator of
an article is acceptable on Wikinfo.