[Foundation-l] Wikibooks texts and Wikiversity

Brad Patrick bradp.wmf at gmail.com
Tue Aug 15 19:04:22 UTC 2006

Good gracious!  Projects pillaging from another whilst still in Beta?  
*DELETING* content (not sharing it) and popping it in elsewhere? 

That's a serious, serious problem, if true.  I tend to think of removal 
of benign content as somewhat heretical, bordering on anarchic.  Please 
help me understand where we have failed if that is what people think is 
acceptable practice.


Amgine wrote:
> A comment in IRC yesterday raised a concern for me which I would like 
> to see addressed.
> Cormac mentioned that he and Mr Horning had discussed moving textbooks 
> and curricula from en.Wikibooks to en.Wikiversity. He was unsure if 
> this meant the textbooks would be deleted from en.Wikibooks, but he 
> was sure any contributors who preferred working on en.Wikibooks would 
> be able to copy them back to that project.
> This seems extremely odd to me, that deleting a textbook from 
> Wikibooks would even be contemplated. Educational materials are, after 
> all, the mission of the project. And dividing a textbook between 
> projects seems to be forking, both of the book in question and the 
> potential contributors as well, again something which should not even 
> be contemplated in my opinion.
> Could the Wikiversity project please clarify this?
> Amgine
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