Erik Moeller | 16 Aug 06:20 2006
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Creative Commons 3.0 Update

CC is updating its licenses:
http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/6017

I don't see anything Earth-shattering. We may want to switch Wikinews
to CC-BY 3.0 once the update is complete.

Erik
Wikimedia Foundation | 20 Aug 08:47 2006
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Re: [Ticket#2006081710006179] Getting permission to use news of wikinews.org

Dear Maria Shinkevich,

Thank you for your mail.

I invite you to discuss this issue with wikinewsies. The following mailing
list can help you: wikinews-l <at> wikimedia.org

Best regards

Florence Devouard

"Maria Shinkevich" <mariashine <at> redtram.com> écrit:

> Dear Sirs, 
> 
>  
> 
> We represent News Search Engine RedTram (http://www.redtram.com/) and would
> like to add wikinews.org news leads to our news database in different
> languages. Is it possible for us to get the right to broadcast your news via
> our news search engine with links to wikinews.org? Maybe it's possible that
> you provide us with RSS-feeds?
> 
>  
> 
> Could you please give us contact information of the person with whom we can
> discuss the question described above and also the person in charge of
> technical issues?
> 
>  
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SonicR | 20 Aug 16:59 2006

Re: [Ticket#2006081710006179] Getting permission to use news of wikinews.org

>
> Dear Sirs, 
>
>  
>
> We represent News Search Engine RedTram (http://www.redtram.com/) and would
> like to add wikinews.org news leads to our news database in different
> languages. Is it possible for us to get the right to broadcast your news via
> our news search engine with links to wikinews.org? Maybe it's possible that
> you provide us with RSS-feeds?
>
>   
I think that there is no argument against broadcasting Wikinews articles 
via your news search engine. (Does anyone disagree?) Wikinews articles 
are released under the terms of the CC-BY 2.5 license 
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/).

There are several RSS-feeds:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/WikinewsLatestNews (English)
http://tools.wikimedia.de/~dapete/wikinews-rss/rss-de.php (German)
http://www.feedfire.com/site/rss.cgi?ChanContentId=009340 (Spanish)
http://tools.wikimedia.pl/~derbeth/wikinews.xml (Polish)
>  
>
> Could you please give us contact information of the person with whom we can
> discuss the question described above and also the person in charge of
> technical issues?
>
>   
Perhaps someone who feels responsible and able can answer to this question.
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Michael Danko | 21 Aug 05:16 2006
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Re: [Ticket#2006081710006179] Getting permission to use news of wikinews.org

I believe that the articles are published under the Creative Commons  
Attribution 2.5 License, meaning use of the articles fall under its  
governance.

More on the license can be read here: http://creativecommons.org/ 
licenses/by/2.5/

Also, from the Wikinews homepage:
All content is released under a free license. By making our content  
perpetually available for free redistribution and use, we hope to  
contribute to a global digital commons.

So, if you play by the rules of the license, all is well.

- Mike

On Aug 20, 2006, at 10:59 AM, SonicR wrote:

>>
>> Dear Sirs,
>>
>>
>>
>> We represent News Search Engine RedTram (http://www.redtram.com/)  
>> and would
>> like to add wikinews.org news leads to our news database in different
>> languages. Is it possible for us to get the right to broadcast  
>> your news via
>> our news search engine with links to wikinews.org? Maybe it's  
>> possible that
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Heather Scott | 21 Aug 05:16 2006

BabyZone.com

BabyZone.com

I am out of the office on maternity leave beginning August 16, 2006. Your email query is being automatically
forwarded to Emily Lapkin, BabyZone Editorial Director (emily <at> babyzone.com), and Christine Beaudry,
BabyZone Editor (christine <at> babyzone.com). 

If you require immediate assistance, please be sure to contact Emily or Christine directly.

Best Wishes,

Heather K. Scott
Amgine | 21 Aug 16:56 2006
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Re: [Ticket#2006081710006179] Getting permission to use news of wikinews.org

Hello Maria Shinkevich!

Your message was forwarded to the Wikinews mailing list, and we've  
been discussing it, but you might not have been CC'd on all the  
replies, so allow me to make a single over-view response.

SonicR noted there is no limitation to broadcasting our news, which  
is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license version  
2.5 (a description of Creative Commons licenses may be found on the  
English Wikipedia at <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ 
Creative_Commons_License>, the actual licensure synopsis and legal  
text may be found at <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/>

He also noted there are several RSS-feeds for different languages of  
Wikinews:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/WikinewsLatestNews (English)
http://tools.wikimedia.de/~dapete/wikinews-rss/rss-de.php (German)
http://www.feedfire.com/site/rss.cgi?ChanContentId=009340 (Spanish)
http://tools.wikimedia.pl/~derbeth/wikinews.xml (Polish)

Michael Danko also talked about how the CC-by license allows re-use  
of our content, and pointed out the following statement on the  
English Wikinews home page: "All content is released under a free  
license. By making our content perpetually available for free  
redistribution and use, we hope to contribute to a global digital  
commons."

I can serve as a volunteer contact person for your organization. I  
will forward more contact information shortly, but feel free to e- 
mail me immediately. I can put you in touch with technical people as  
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bawolff | 24 Aug 07:11 2006
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Re: Creative Commons 3.0 Update

How do we go about doing this. (as far as my understanding goes) there is no update clause (like the gfdl with the or at any later version thingy) so we'd have to track down every single contributor to do this. Or would we do this like or transition from PD. first articles are licensed as pd {{pd-article}} then later as CC-BY 2.5, then later as CC-BY 3 ?

bawolff

p.s. Good luck with your campaign

On 8/15/06, Erik Moeller < eloquence <at> gmail.com> wrote:
CC is updating its licenses:
http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/6017

I don't see anything Earth-shattering. We may want to switch Wikinews
to CC-BY 3.0 once the update is complete.

Erik
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Erik Moeller | 24 Aug 11:37 2006
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Re: Creative Commons 3.0 Update

On 8/24/06, bawolff <bawolff+wn <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> How do we go about doing this. (as far as my understanding goes) there is no
> update clause (like the gfdl with the or at any later version thingy) so
> we'd have to track down every single contributor to do this.

Hmm, you appear to be correct - I was under the impression that all
CC>2.0 licenses had an upgrade clause, but this only appears to be the
case for the -SA licenses, and only for derivative works. Given this,
it's probably not worth the trouble to make the switch.

> p.s. Good luck with your campaign

Thanks ;-)

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Erik
bawolff | 27 Aug 07:55 2006
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http://www.wikinewsnetwork.com/ and other things with similiar names

I recently found out that besides wikinews.com, the site to keep track
of the wikirevolution sometime hopefully in the next 20 years, there
is also other sites that share are name, and are actually news-sites.
Is Wikinews a trademark of the wikimedia foundation? because if it is,
and other websites are using a similar name like that for news, don't
we loose the trademark or something like that (I really don't
understand trademark law, but that was the impression I got). Even if
that is not the case, I still find it concerning that other websites
are using similar names for news.

anyways, the sites are:

wikinewspaper.com  basically a syndication site. domain registered on 2005-11-29

Wikinewsnetwork.com , thewikinews.org , thewikinews.com Basically a
very ugly conspiracy theory news site from what I can tell. Domain
registered 07-31-2005

All of these websites have alternate domains that have nothing to do
with wikinews.

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Nathan Reed | 27 Aug 08:49 2006
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http://www.wikinewsnetwork.com/ and other things with similiar names

Some of these are disturbing. Is Wikinews a registered trademark (or whatever)? I don't remember.

-N.

On 8/27/06, bawolff < bawolff+wn <at> gmail.com> wrote:
I recently found out that besides wikinews.com, the site to keep track
of the wikirevolution sometime hopefully in the next 20 years, there
is also other sites that share are name, and are actually news-sites.
Is Wikinews a trademark of the wikimedia foundation? because if it is,
and other websites are using a similar name like that for news, don't
we loose the trademark or something like that (I really don't
understand trademark law, but that was the impression I got). Even if
that is not the case, I still find it concerning that other websites
are using similar names for news.

anyways, the sites are:

wikinewspaper.com  basically a syndication site. domain registered on 2005-11-29

Wikinewsnetwork.com , thewikinews.org , thewikinews.com Basically a
very ugly conspiracy theory news site from what I can tell. Domain
registered 07-31-2005

All of these websites have alternate domains that have nothing to do
with wikinews.



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