[Foundation-l] Expertise and Wikipedia redux
peter.damian at btinternet.com
Sat Oct 16 17:47:36 UTC 2010
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From: "Nikola Smolenski" <smolensk at eunet.rs>
To: "Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List" <foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Expertise and Wikipedia redux
> I don't see how can you call it plagiarism when at the bottom of the
> article it is clearly written: "This article incorporates text ..."
Unfortunately we don't have a better word to describe the effortless and
thoughtless copying of something from something else, so I will use that
word. Note 'incorporates' suggests that only parts of the material have
been, er, 'copied and pasted'. This is wholesale 'plunder'. The etymology
of 'plagiarise' is 'kidnap'. Perhaps I should have said the articles were
>>Wikipedia is not entirely relying on century-old sources, however this
>>still remains an interesting question.
I will link again to my earlier post about the Ockham article
In my area, it's all like this. More later (Scotus!!!).
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