[Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Wed Mar 11 21:50:10 UTC 2009

2009/3/11 geni <geniice at gmail.com>:
>> Why? The language doesn't require you to include a full list of
>> authors. Only if you want your copy to be a "link-creditable" copy,
>> you would need to do so.

> Is provideing credit reasonable to the medium or means an additional
> requirement?

No; the attribution terms merely describe what the license means in
the context of the specific collaborative work that it's applied to.

>> That's true for any approach that utilizes hyperlinks; there are
>> probably technical strategies we can use to mitigate it.
> Nope. Not as long as the deletion button continues to exist.

We already make deletion logs visible to everyone; is there any reason
why we shouldn't do the same with contribution histories other than
the occasional case where they include information that shouldn't be
publicly viewable?

Erik Möller
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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