[Foundation-l] No rights to participate

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Sun May 22 16:31:18 UTC 2011

> In a message dated 5/22/2011 8:23:33 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> morton.thomas at googlemail.com writes:
>> But the idea that "I have a right to edit Wikipedia" or "You
>> have no right to do that" is incorrect, because WP is a private
>> website.
> You make the word "private" have no meaning.
> What would be a "public" website in that case?

Legally, Wikipedia is private property belonging to a nonprofit
corporation. If the United States government, or some other government,
owned it and regulated it in such a way as to guarantee public access it
would be a public website.

As it is the community does regulate it in that way.


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