[Foundation-l] content ownership in different projects

Amir E. Aharoni amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il
Fri Jun 17 10:50:38 UTC 2011

The problem of content ownership hits any wiki at some point.

In the English Wikipedia it is governed by a policy called "WP:OWN"
[1]. There's a similar policy in the Hebrew Wikipedia. Is this policy
any different in other projects?

I am asking, because i agree with the English Wikipedia's policy in
principle, but the reality is that sometimes instead of helping people
write together, this policy drives people away from the project -
people who could be very positive contributors, but who don't like
their contributions edited by others without being asked. So i am
wondering: maybe en.wp and he.wp can learn something from other
languages here?

Thank you,

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Ownership_of_articles

Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
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 I want to live in peace." - T. Moore

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