[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: European Mathematical Society and Springer create Encyclopedia of Mathematics wiki...

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Fri Apr 20 19:10:58 UTC 2012

> As the librarian who sent this around said.... why wouldn't
> mathematicians who were so inclined just contribute to Wikipedia
> articles instead? There is some debate about that point on the EoM
> talk page.
> http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php/Talk:EoM:This_project#EoM_and_WP
> This does raise an interesting sourcing issue though -- the published
> Encyc. of Math is certainly a reputable source, and should be cited 
> in
> the appropriate Wikipedia articles, though I know there's a lot of
> debate around whether to cite other wikis as sources. And on the
> Encyclopedia of Math wiki talk page there's a debate about whether
> they should copy material from Wikipedia!
> -- phoebe

I guess your last paragraph answers the question which you ask in the 
last-but-one paragraph: because Encyc. of Math is a reputable source, 
and we are not (and not supposed to be). Evenb though quality of some of 
our articles may be better.


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