[Wikipedia-l] marxists.org

Tim Marklew tmarklew at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 13 02:30:39 UTC 2002

I've just had a look at the marxists.org site, and was quite impressed - 
there is a lot of good quality free content on the site which could be 
useful to us.

We will of course have to be careful that marxist views are attributed to 
marxists, and not presented as fact, in accordance with the neutral point of 
view policy.  On many of the pages I looked at the majority of the content 
was factual and already suitable for Wikipedia.  I don't think importing 
this material will present too many problems, provided that we all take it 
slowly so that the new material is properly integrated with the existing 

I would encourage other Wikipedians to take a look and think about using 
some of the material into our articles.

Tim (the Enchanter)

>The fine communists over at marxists.org have approached me about the
>possibilities of sharing content.  They have a lot of content that's
>under the GNU FDL, and they've expressed an interest in putting it
>into the wikipedia.
>I was brutally honest with them about my own personal opinion of
>Marxism, which is quite low, and they were more pleasant to me in
>return than I deserved.  I recommended that they subscribe to this
>list to chat about how best to put their stuff into the wikipedia.
>I recommended that they might want to add just a few articles a day
>for as long as it would take, rather than dumping everything in at
>once.  This would give people a better chance to respond.
>They appear to be interested in non-bias, and to understand that
>people would want to make modifications in order to make things
>satisfactory to a wide audience.  They appear to have a genuine
>interest in contributing solid knowledge.
>I'm just saying this now to invite everyone to go take a look at
>their site, so that we can have intelligent comments for them.

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