[Foundation-l] Reuse policy

Chad innocentkiller at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 19:10:14 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 3:05 PM, geni<geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/6/15 Brian <Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu>:
>> The WMF hosted version is considered a stable copy - it's safe to link to
>> and you have every reasonable assumption that it will continue to exist.
> The project as a whole to an extent. Individual articles not
> really.Their habit of being moved merged deleted or otherwise messed
> with means that they can hardly be considered stable.
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Very true! Plain and simple: URLs on the internet are horribly
unstable and make for terribly inaccurate attribution. Cool URLs
may not change[1], but I think the majority of the internet missed
the memo and are content using non-cool URLs :)


[1] http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI

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