[Foundation-l] WMF blog post on Italian Wikipedia

Thomas Morton morton.thomas at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 5 15:13:31 UTC 2011

On 5 October 2011 16:07, <onthebrinkandfalling at aol.com> wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: emijrp <emijrp at gmail.com>
> >By the way, our free licenses also need to show the text authors. Thousand
> >people re-use the contents and link to the Wikipedia page. As far as I
> know,
> >no history is available now at Italian Wikipedia to look up. CC-BY-SA/GFDL
> >violation?
> If that were really an issue, Articles would never be allowed to be
> deleted. An example:
> http://unicornbacon.com/blog/2007/05/06/weird-wiki-markovian-parallax-denigrate/has content from Wikipedia,
> with a link to the article on EnWp:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markovian_parallax_denigrate The article
> has since been deleted via AfD - so all re-use of that article that existed
> prior to deletion now has broken attribution.
> Of course, I'm not sure if WMF has really looked in-depth at this, from a
> legal angle.

This actually came up recently on English Wikipedia relating to someone
mirroring deleted articles. I think the conclusion was that they did need to
list the contributors somehow to comply with the license.


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