[Foundation-l] Five main authors myth

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 00:23:03 UTC 2007

On 04/12/2007, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> 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.

What sentiment are you agreeing with? His email is based on a false
premise, it's meaningless.

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