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Hi Minhaaj,

I'm interested to learn about your perspective on wholesale copying/mirroring of WMF articles on WE. I've asked some questions here: Wholesale copying/mirroring of WMF articles. Please feel free to share/expand on your viewpoints on that page or elsewhere and let's see if we can work towards consensus?

Sincerely, James

Jtneill (talk)13:02, 21 June 2008

Technically, as I understand it, the copying of WP articles to WE without showing the license is illegal. Wayne made a useful suggestion which is to add Template:WikipediaContent to those articles. What do you think? Sincerely, James

Jtneill (talk)00:51, 25 June 2008

Great Idea Jtneill. Lets make it a rule from now on.

Minhaaj (talk)10:27, 26 June 2008

Hi Minhaaj,

I noted your reversion of my addition of a link to Wikipedia content on Joomla here - The idea for use of this template is to provide a helpful link to Wikipedia content on the topic, not to indicate that content has been copied from Wikipedia. For example, see for a list of other pages which use the template (and which do not contain content copied from Wikipedia). I would also encourage you to "make good" on your apparent committment above to provide appropriate licensing details for content which you've copied from Wikipedia and added to WE.

Sincerely, James

Jtneill (talk)23:26, 8 July 2008

Hi Minhaaj,

Just touching base to see how you're going with adding appropriate licensing tags to content you copied from Wikipedia? Let me know if I can help or if you'd like to discuss further. But note that unless the appropriate tags are added, I think it would be in the WE community interests to delete content which violates the original copyright license. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 10:24, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Jtneill (talk)22:24, 6 August 2008

What do you reckon, Minhaaj? Just to remind you, here's a list of articles I'm aware of that you seem to have copied from Wikipedia which need an appropriate license added in order to be considered legal:

  1. Barriers to employment for international students
  2. Bias in Education
  3. Free education
  4. MIT OpenCourseWare
  5. OER
  6. Scholarships

I encourage you to support and lead the WikiEducator community and project by demonstrating appropriate respect for copyright. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 13:12, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Jtneill (talk)01:12, 19 August 2008

Hi Minhaaj,

FYI, I've been holding off voting in the election, pending your response to this thread. Would appreciate hearing a response to the issues - the conversation feels a bit one-sided to me at the moment! What do you think? -- Jtneill - Talk - c 10:24, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Jtneill (talk)22:24, 8 September 2008

Hi Minhaaj, Congratulations on your election to the WE council! Just noting here that there is a related thread on the WE discussion list: I'm interested to hear your views.

Jtneill (talk)00:25, 1 October 2008