[Foundation-l] content ownership in different projects

FT2 ft2.wiki at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 12:24:56 UTC 2011

I've had a go at some basic editing to the [[WP:OWN]] page to try and
explain a bit better, rather than simply saying "IF YOU EDIT, YOU DO NOT OWN
THE PAGE!"  It still needs considerable work. Eyeballs and improvements...?


On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 11:50 AM, Amir E. Aharoni <
amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:

> 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
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