[Foundation-l] google to launch encyclopedic project?

Tomasz Ganicz polimerek at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 13:00:17 UTC 2007

2007/12/14, Mathias Schindler <mathias.schindler at gmail.com>:
> On Dec 14, 2007 1:38 PM, Tomasz Ganicz <polimerek at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The strange thing is with possibliity to editing this by many and
> > simultaneusly puting just one name of author. Or the idea is that only
> > one author can edit? If so, there is no reason to have "edit" tab
> > visible by all..  It is not clear to me, what they really want to do.
> 2 years ago, Microsoft introduced the edit button at msn-encarta.
> "Edit" is their way of saying "you are allowed to submit suggestions
> how to improve the article and you are free to do that be simply
> making the suggestion as if this was an edit button".
> It would be technically possible (but not entirely logical) to have
> the main author of an article work as the person acknowledging the
> proposed edit.

Well, if the publication will be in fact a contribution of many
authors, the "author" shown on the page should be rather called
"editor in chief", collecting and checking other's people
contributions. They write, that the idea is that author can agree to
put some adds on his/her "knol" and then have some income.  So, if you
contribute substantially to someone's else "knol" the author shown on
the page will get income for your work...

Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz

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