[Foundation-l] Content disclaimers

effe iets anders effeietsanders at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 08:32:59 UTC 2008

I could imagine that a news source might require a different kind of
disclaimer as a library of sourcetexts :)

2008/2/16, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton op gmail.com>:
> On 16/02/2008, Conrad Irwin <conrad.irwin op 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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