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Re: [opensuse-wiki] Purpose of our Wiki and copying of Wikipedia.
  • From: jdd <jdd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 08:31:26 +0100
  • Message-id: <43E6FB4E.8020909@xxxxxxxxx>
Peter Flodin wrote:
> I would like to discuss the copying of Wikipedia articles and the
> larger purpose of our wiki.
> First I don't see any point in copying articles from Wikipedia:
> 1. I believe it is a breach of the GFDL as the current openSUSE site
> terms are not currently GFDL compatible.
> 2. Any article copied is doomed to become out of date, with any update
> of wikipedia.
> 3. It is easy to directly link to Wikipedia with an interwiki link eg
> [[Wikipedia:Interwiki_link]] will link to:
> I think our Wiki "mission statement" should be that our wiki should
> only contain information in relation to SUSE Linux or openSUSE
> project. If we have a page on KDE it should be a brief description and
> about KDE on SUSE not a history or great detail of KDE, as this is
> unmaintainable in the longterm, but it should link to the KDE project
> homepage and the Wikipedia page for KDE, for the indepth detail, that
> is not relevant to SUSE.
> This of course, does not only apply to material sourced from Wikipedia.
> If there are no objections I will update our Style Guide, to reflect this view.
> Peter 'Pflodo' Flodin.

this seems nice. did you see a copied article in, the actual
wiki (as an example)?

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