[WikiEN-l] Terms of Use

Tony Sidaway tonysidaway at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 13:44:13 UTC 2007

On 7/13/07, Jet <jet123.jet123 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does Wikipedia have a terms of use policy? The policy on Wikipedia
> looks like if the are term of use rules that Wikipdians that have to
> follow.

Anyone can *use* Wikipedia under the GFDL.  Editing on the website is
subject to  operational needs, conduct policies, etc, but is in
principle open to all.  However the aim of allowing editing is *not at
all* to provide any kind of service to the person editing, but to
enable him to perform a service to the website and, through that, the
wider community of users of Wikipedia content.  If somebody's edits
don't provide such a service, Wikimedia obviously doesn't have to
accept them.  It really isn't Myspace or Facebook.

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