[Foundation-l] Attribution survey and licensing next steps

John at Darkstar vacuum at jeb.no
Sun Mar 8 16:23:10 UTC 2009

I'm not sure if I would like to credit "Wikipedia" anyhow, Wikipedia is
not the author even if tradition says you can give attribution to an
encyclopedia in some countries. I think GFDL is better on this, even if
the current practice on Wikipedia is crappy on attribution. The main
authors of an article should be identified anyhow, and simpler schemes
should only be used when other solutions are impractical.

Thomas Dalton skrev:
> 2009/3/8 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>:
>> On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Crediting "Wikipedia" would never be acceptable under CC-by-SA, since
>>> existing contributions weren't made under a terms of service that
>>> required permission be granted for such attribution.
>> True, but would the Creative Commons lawyers agree with you?  Typing
>> "Wikipedia Alabama" into my browser brings up the same page as typing "
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama".
> Yes, but there is even less guarantee that that will always work than
> there is that the URL will always work. And it relies on you knowing
> that it should work and trying it.
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