[Foundation-l] Wikibooks texts and Wikiversity

Craig Spurrier craig at craigweb.net
Tue Aug 15 19:24:09 UTC 2006

I would assume that they were referring to moving the content in the 
Wikiversity namespace (http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikiversity). There 
is plenty of content that is not appropriate for Wikibooks in this 
namespace. AFAIK no one wants to delete actual textbooks from Wikibooks.

The note on Wikibook's Wikiversity page states:
"Material not in the "Wikiversity:" namespace should not be deleted off 
this server unless it has undergone an official transwiki AND it has 
been confirmed by Wikibookians that it does not meet Wikibooks' 
inclusion criteria."

I believe this notice accurately reflects the views of the Wikibooks 


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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