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  • From: "Brianna Laugher" <brianna.laugher AT>
  • To: WikiWorld <wikiworld AT>
  • Subject: Re: [Wiki World] Glottopedia: The Free Encyclopedia of Linguistics
  • Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 19:07:54 +1000

On 20/10/2007, Milos Rancic <millosh AT> wrote:
> Brianna, thanks for the info. A couple of months ago I decided to
> finish my linguistic studies, so I am professionally interested in
> this project.
> I think that the only way for making "expert Wikipedia" is making it
> in particular fields. I am very skeptical about both: stable Wikipedia
> and Citizendium. Simply, linguistics will be better covered if
> encyclopedia is lead by linguists and so on. And, AFAIK, English
> Wikipedia has only one active linguist (User:Angr), so I suppose that
> Citizendium has a 90% less active linguists.

I guess you heard about the Linguist List's project? They raised some
money during their fundraiser and they will use it to pay people to
improve linguistics articles in English Wikipedia.

> BTW, I can't believe that they choose CC-BY-SA. Even it makes texts
> more useful, it is completely irrational to make an encyclopedia which
> is incompatible with Wikipedia. This is one more point toward making
> fully functional mass on Internet, made by CC.

Your last sentence doesn't make sense. :)
With any luck we will get GFDL --> GSFDL == CC-BY-SA.

Also, read the page I linked to -- they are not writing articles in
the same way Wikipedia is. Although definitely crossing appropriate
material over would have been useful.


They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment:

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