[Foundation-l] PD in Israel

Luiz Augusto lugusto at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 21:07:32 UTC 2007

On 4/28/07, Ryan Dabler <zhaladshar at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/27/07, Luiz Augusto <lugusto at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I'm on a similar problem at the Portuguese Wikisource due to the
> > [[:m:American non-acceptance of the rule of the shorter term]] (see on
> > [1];
> > but the problem is on PD-old-70 and posthumous works).
> >
> > I've proposed in a private e-mail to Anthere (not yet replied, I think
> > that
> > she is busy in others subjects) to create a set of wikis <lang>.non-
> > us.wikisource.org hosted outside of the United States ({{derivative}}
> from
> > the Debian non-us software repository [2]) to host works PD-old
> worldwide
> > but copyrighted in the USA.
> Why not just upload the texts to http://wikilivres.info ?  The servers for
> the site are located in Canada, and it was created by [[s:fr:User:Yann]].
> It seems like we would just be recreating the wheel here with this
> proposal
> when a good alternative already exists.

Yann has a really good initiative setting up the wikilivres.info some
mounths ago. But unfortunatelly this have limitations. Wikilivres currently
is so much like the Wikisource at the beginning: a ambitious multilingual
project in a single wiki site. I know the Wikisource project since 2004
(when I have created my first user account on wikisource.org/wiki: Lugusto,
User ID 568). But I'm a active editor on Wikisource only since April 2006.
This isn't a coincidence. Is so much confuse to work in a project like
Wikisource on a multilingual wiki. The user interface is one, you try to
search from a writer and you get a page in spanish, you try to read a text
and get a page on italian...

Anyway, is impossible to link to a page at the wikilivres.info from
Wikipedia, Wikibooks (or from Wikisource itself) without using a external
link. This isn't userfriendly.

(FYI I'm going to propose to the small community from Portuguese Wikisource
to ignore the non-aceptance of a short term from the USA copyright laws on
adding texts, but listing the incompatible ones; if in a near future this
generates some king of problem, all affected works can be easily
moved/deleted to some place and no one may try to boot a admin from
Wikisource if he gets prohibited to upload a work that are in public domain
in their country [and possibly worldwide, except on the USA])

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