[Foundation-l] Wikireader (was re: Wikimania 2007 Team Bulletin, March 25, 2007)

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 11:19:04 UTC 2007

On 27/03/07, Titoxd at Wikimedia <titoxd.wikimedia at gmail.com> wrote:

> One question: were the de.wp WikiReaders "published" (meaning that they were
> done by a commercial entity and sold to the public) or not? Were the en.wp
> WikiReaders "published" as well, or were they just handed out at Wikimania?
> I ask this because the Version 1.0 Editorial Team is interested in picking
> this up and producing commercially available WikiReaders (and several
> WikiProjects have announced that they're interested in this: WikiProjects
> Military History, LGBT studies and Tropical cyclones, off the top of my
> head. Military History has actually begun work on this at
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:MILPUB . However, remembering the Lulu Press
> incident, we want to make sure all our ducks are in a row.

How much does the definition of "published" matter here?

(e.g. for legal deposit purposes in Western Australia, "published"
means "three or more copies produced and distributed." Obviously they
miss a huge amount of stuff fitting this criterion ...)

- d.

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