[Foundation-l] Content disclaimers

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 22:56:37 UTC 2008

On 16/02/2008, Conrad Irwin <conrad.irwin at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> From tidying up around the edges on en.wiktionary I noticed that our
> content disclaimer is an old clone of en.wikipedia's with some links
> to the specific disclaimers there. Bringing this up on
> <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metapub#Disclaimers> I was advised to
> invite responses by emailing this list.
> Would it make sense to have some site-neutral central disclaimers that
> can be used by any wiki that does not yet have its own? How much legal
> stuff needs to be in the disclaimers, is it the kind of thing that,
> like the Privacy policy, needs to be reasonably correct - or is it
> safe to have many thrown together ones?
> I apologise if this email is out of turn, please point me in the right
> direction.

Good question (and this is the right place to ask it). Disclaimers
probably should be done at the foundation level (ie. by Mike Godwin).
I can't think of any reason why different projects would need
different disclaimers, they're pretty generic things - one central
disclaimer written by Mike would probably be best.

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