On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 9:53 PM, Nagarjuna G <nagar...@gnowgi.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 5:42 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala
> <arjunar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > The advantage of separately hosted Wikisource is that the artefacts are
> self
> > contained and can be used readily. Photographic media will be mainly
> useful,
> > when they are embedded in an article. May be non WMF projects  can use
> the
> > same. Unfortunately, this  leads to fragmentation in the sense there is
> no
> > one  source for the sum of human knowledge.
> the last sentence made me think.  Indeed!  Todays political systems
> want to preserve the fragmented space, fragmented knowledge and also
> protect ownership of those fragments.  This they do by signing
> bilateral treaties.  Due to these unfortunate incompatibilities
> creative commons chapters in different countries have to write their
> own versions of CC licenses.   As the creative commons movement grows
> big, we can nullify these treaties (such as TRIPS or ACTA) and achieve
> that sum of human knowledge in one place.
Probably that will be true for new content. Old content will have to age
sufficiently to
qualify for free sharing  under the laws of different countries of the
world. That may be too  long a time for all enthusiasts of free sharing :-(

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