On Mar 20, 2004, at 1:38 PM, Ray Saintonge wrote:
Peter Jaros wrote:
On Friday, March 19, 2004, at 03:32 PM, Erik
Wikibooks is already more than just textbooks -
about more than just text?
It certainly can and should. Given the technical changes I've
that would be necessary to integrate this into the other projects,
however, I would very much be in favor of also changing the name of
project, which is a minor change in comparison.
Note that Wikisource is a very different project from the others.
We're not building an encyclopedia or a dictionary or any other kind
of book. It's just a repository of anything GFDL.
It's primarily a repository of public domain texts. Although it is
subject to GFDL rules, those texts form a very small part of its
contents. Non-text material is also very limited there. It's only
people seeking to dump embarasing material from Wikipedia that make it
a "repository of anything GFDL"
Sorry, that was a combination mis-and-overstatement :). I meant PD,
and "repository of anything" is, you're right, going to far.
Personally, just like Encyclopedia Brittanica is a
major competitor of
Wikipedia, I would see Wikisource as eventually becoming a competitor
of Project Sourceberg.
I'll assume you mean Project Gutenberg. :) I don't envision it
such, but I know others do, and I'm probably in the minority.
Having all these other complications that others want
to add from the
outside would only make that goal more difficult.
Fair enough. I obviously have seen Wikisource as something broader,
understand better now.
I don't see Peter's name among the registered
users of Wikisource;
I'll take that as a reflection of how much he knows what he's saying.
Actually, I *am* a registered user (Spikey), but it's true that I
much over there, so your point is valid.
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