Erik Moeller | 1 May 17:30 2006
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RfC: A Free Content and Expression Definition

Dear Wikimedia community,

I am posting this to multiple lists, as I believe it is relevant to
each of them (more on that below).

For years, we have been using the term "free content" to refer to our
projects. However, what exactly is free content? Does it include the
right to make commercial use? Does it allow derivative works? A year
ago, Anthere, one of our elected trustees, noted that the English
Wikipedia article [[free content]] is confused and contains no clear
definition. This is no surprise, as the term has evolved purely
through its usage. One year on, the article doesn't look much better
and still doesn't contain a single reference.

It is clear that we need a definition. With the help of feedback from
the likes of Richard Stallman and Lawrence Lessig, and an increasing
number of collaborators, I have drafted up a first version of such a
definition, called the "Free Content and Expression Definition":

        http://freecontentdefinition.org/Definition

You can also use the URLs <http://freedomdefinition.org/> or
<http://freedomdefined.org/>. Please use the URL

        http://freecontentdefinition.org/static/ (with trailing slash)

when submitting this link to high traffic sites.

Licenses covered by this definition must grant the following freedoms:

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Brian Anderton | 3 May 08:41 2006
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Wikinews IOTM for May

I'm pleased to announce that Andrew Westphal has accepted a request
for an interview with Wikinews.

Andrew Westphal is the Project director for the Stardust <at> home project.
Stardust was an interstellar capsule that collected samples from Comet
Wild 2. The project allows user to sign up, scan the capsule in the
frame they are assigned, to find interstellar matter from the comet.

We will be doing research and developing questions at:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikinews/Interview_of_the_month/May_2006_Questions

This months Interview will be taking place on Thursday, 18 May 2006 in
the International Wikinews IRC channel 
(irc://irc.freenode.net/wikinews).

Brian
bawolff | 7 May 22:12 2006
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RSS feed, and alternate stylesheets

I have <link>ed Alternate stylesheets (goto view->Page Style in firefox), as well as the main RSS feed. I'm unsure if we should link the others.

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Robin Shannon | 8 May 15:12 2006
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Re: RSS feed, and alternate stylesheets

um... what's with the main icon in the clean and blue style? Heroin? what?

paz y amor,
-rjs.

On 08/05/06, bawolff <bawolff+wn <at> gmail.com> wrote:
I have <link>ed Alternate stylesheets (goto view->Page Style in firefox), as well as the main RSS feed. I'm unsure if we should link the others.

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- bawolff
Caution: The mass of this product contains the energy equivalent of 85 million tons of TNT per net ounce of weight.



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Ral315 | 15 May 13:23 2006
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International Wikinews Writing Contest 2

I'd like to publicize the second International Wikinews Writing Contest here.  It starts on May 16th in your local time, and works very similarly to the first contest in September-October 2005.

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/International_Wikinews_Writing_Contest_2

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jason safoutin | 18 May 19:48 2006
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Re: Wikinews IOTM for May

Are you going to take part in the inteview?
 
Jason

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jason safoutin | 18 May 19:51 2006
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Wikinews IOTM TODAY!!

Reminder? Wikinews IOTM with Andrew Westphal is today at 6:00pm UTC (2:00pm Eastern) on IRC in #wikinews.
 
Jason Safoutin aka DragonFire1024

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