[Foundation-l] WMF blog post on Italian Wikipedia

Teofilo teofilowiki at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 15:41:05 UTC 2011

Le 5 octobre 2011 17:23, emijrp <emijrp at gmail.com> a écrit :
> When people reuse content in other websites/blogs/etc, they have to copy the
> article text and link to Italian Wikipedia where you can check the entire
> history and authors. That is how attribution is given. It is explained here
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reusing_Wikipedia_content
> Now, most of all the attributions to Italian Wikipedia contents on the
> Internet are broken.

This guideline is wrong. The 2009 licencing update
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Licensing_update was wrong. And the
"You agree that a hyperlink or URL is sufficient attribution" byline
on edit box is an infringement of author's moral right. Instead of the
bad Creative Commons license, the good GFDL license should apply to
Wikipedia and be stricltly enforced with its requirement to "Preserve
the section Entitled "History" : http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html

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