[WikiEN-l] Re: Use of Wikipedia articles at Malaspina.com

Jimmy Wales jwales at bomis.com
Thu Jul 10 21:26:31 UTC 2003

Delirium wrote:
> This is a bit vague though -- it seems to indicate that essentially
> all they have to do is preserve the credit in the author list of the
> original document: but Wikipedia documents do not have an author
> list.  One can be inferred by looking at the page 
> history, but there is no explicit list anywhere of "these are the 
> authors of this document." 

Well, we've always treated this as "It's in the 'Page history'".  But
it probably would be simple enough to have a link to 'Authors' on each
article, and when you click on it, you get a list of all unique id's
that worked on the article.

Presumably, at some point as we draw closer to 1.0 and the possibility
of print reuse, we'll want to have a setting in preferences for people
to (optionally) put their real name for attribution purposes.  And
then on this 'author' page would show that as well.


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