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  • From: "Milos Rancic" <millosh AT>
  • To: WikiWorld <wikiworld AT>
  • Subject: Re: [Wiki World] Glottopedia: The Free Encyclopedia of Linguistics
  • Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 11:26:02 +0200

On 10/21/07, Brianna Laugher <brianna.laugher AT> wrote:
> 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.

Yes, was one of my first Internet experiences from
the middle 90s :) And it is good to hear that they are willing to
improve linguistic articles in They are in very bad
situation. From time to time I am trying to improve them, but their
situation is so disappointing that I don't know where to start.

> > 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.

It would be good to see that :) I would like to be wrong about all of
my bad thoughts.

> 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.

I read their announcement. They think that they want to make
encyclopedic dictionary style. I think that they are too modest (if it
is not about modesty, they will realize that it is not so possible to
keep articles small :) ). They are linguists and they should say that
they are willing to make a reliable encyclopedia. (Like all experts
should do)

I contacted them and I am curious to read something more about their project.

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