smolensk at eunet.yu
Thu Jan 22 20:03:48 UTC 2009
On Thursday 22 January 2009 20:55:21 Thomas Dalton wrote:
> 2009/1/22 Nikola Smolenski <smolensk at eunet.yu>:
> > On Thursday 22 January 2009 19:52:28 Thomas Dalton wrote:
> >> > Requirement would be to give credit via the credit URL, and by
> >> > mentioning the principal authors listed at that URL. What authors will
> >> > be listed at that URL is something that we may change at our leisure:
> >> > for example, this may be the proposed list of five authors, or none if
> >> > more than five; or it may be a list of authors that is no longer than
> >> > 1% of the length of the article, or none of longer; or, when
> >> > appropriate software is developed, the list of principal authors as
> >> > recognised by the software; it may even differ from project to
> >> > project, for example Wikisource may choose to credit the authors
> >> > manually (it is already doing something similar); and so on and so
> >> > forth.
> >> Any system other than crediting everyone or crediting no one requires
> >> choosing people. How do you propose that to be done? And why doesn't
> >> the person that contributed the 6th most text (say) not deserve to be
> >> credited for their work?
> > I don't agree with that; I do believe that every author with significant
> > (copyrightable) contribution should be credited.
> So what was all that about only crediting 5 authors, or a list of
> authors less than 1% of the article length, or whatever else?
These are examples of possibilities for people who disagree with me.
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