[Foundation-l] Five main authors myth

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Tue Dec 4 23:56:54 UTC 2007

On Dec 4, 2007 6:53 PM, Robert Rohde <rarohde at gmail.com> wrote:
> As the WMF provides databases that do not contain the relevant metadata, I
> would certainly say that the WMF's actions amount to a de facto claim that
> article content can be distributed without history listings.  If that is not
> the WMF's intent, then they ought to at least make clearer to reusers that
> they will need more than just the articles dump and provide mirror sites
> with a way to obtain and use history information without loading every
> historical version of every article.  (Not least because there are no
> complete and working history dumps of the largest wikis).
FWIW, the stub-history dumps provide all the authorship information
needed to be GFDL compliant.  I agree with your sentiment, though.

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