[cc-community] linking as attribution?
chriswaterguy at appropedia.org
Wed Feb 24 22:39:09 EST 2010
I've been talking with an open knowledge project which is using Wikipedia as
one of its sources. However, they attribution consists only of a link to the
Wikipedia articles. We have differing opinions on whether this is adequate,
but I'm no expert, so I forward their interpretation for comment:
For Wikipedia, I have gone based on the first paragraph of this
section for my compliance:
That link states that "any derivative of works from Wikipedia must be
released under that same license, must state that it is released under
that license, and must acknowledge the contributors (which can be
accomplished with a link back to that article on Wikipedia)"
So the way I interpreted that is that our entire site
is under the same license, the entire site is released under the same
license, and every single plant article on the site, regardless of
whether it has any material from Wikipedia has a link back to the same
article on Wikipedia (whether such an article even exists or not).
Since it says acknowledging contributors can be accomplished with a
link back, I have thought I covered everything necessary. If you
think it reads differently, or I should move the wikipedia links from
external links up to references, or add some text, I'd like to hear
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