Wikipedia and Creative Commons next steps

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| Last week the Wikimedia Foundation board took an important step toward giving
| Wikipedia the right to choose to migrate to a Creative Commons
| Attribution-ShareAlike license. Credit goes to the Wikimedia Foundation and
| Free Software Foundation for having the wisdom and foresight to enable this
| progress.
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http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/7888

Here’s why teachers who ban Wikipedia are misguided

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| “You can ban kids from listening to rock ‘n’ roll music, but they’re going to
| anyway,” the BBC website quoted Wales as saying. “It’s the same with
| information, and it’s a bad educator that bans their students from reading
| Wikipedia.”
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| [...]
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| Teachers wedded to textbooks and more standard encyclopedia entries need to
| understand that Wikipedia’s subject depth as well as speed-to-entry are not
| minuses but pluses.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/ip-telephony/?p=2824

It's the likes of Microsoft which corrupt and FUD Wikipedia (see below).


Related:

Wikipedia becomes a class assignment

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| University of Washington-Bothell professor Martha Groom has more of an "If
| you can't beat 'em, join 'em" response to the online encyclopedia that anyone
| can write or edit.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071031/...ia_term_papers


Microsoft Hires Programmer to edit Wikipedia Entry For OOXML

http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/79130/index.html


Seeing Corporate Fingerprints in Wikipedia Edits

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| The SCO Group, a software maker in Salt Lake City, made changes to product
| information in its own entry this year. The company has been involved in
| legal disputes over the rights to some open-source software. *
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/19/te...ll&oref=slogin


Cjhebgen re-writing SCO's history on Wikipedia

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| It's very interesting what changes they try and make. Like they've
| removed the link to Groklaw
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http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/St...72&tof=5&frt=2


Microsoft Program Manager: Wikipedia is a Giant Joke

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| I am especially amused by all the bits in red font since they are
| either borderline libel or just straight up hilarious.
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http://www.25hoursaday.com/weblog/Pe...e-dbaa28fe21e6