[Foundation-l] Allegations of Wikipedia plagurism by Brandt/Websites he has stirred up sending nasty notices
gmaxwell at gmail.com
Mon Oct 23 18:08:34 UTC 2006
On 10/23/06, Jeff V. Merkey <jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com> wrote:
> Mr. Brandt has posted a long listing of articles to his website making
> allegations of plagurism
> of wikipedia articles from copyrighted sources.
Good fortune is when you can count on your detractors to help you with
your goals. :)
In any case, I wish Brandt had done a little more homework because
while I have no doubt that some of his findings are legitimate
problems, some of them quite clearly are not.
For example, his second case, [[Charles Wheatstone]], has a large
amount of text copied from Heroes of the Telegraph by John Munro
This has been documented on the talk page all along. Brandt claims the
text came from some other site but what we have is a case of another
site copying the PD text without attribution. A good example of why
attribution is important even when not required by law.
In any case, waiting a week or two then taking those articles from the
next dump should resolve any problems which you've had.
I find it interesting that people would complain to you prior to
complaining to Wikipedia.
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