On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 1:57 PM, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org> wrote:

> On 4 January 2012 13:38, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <rsrikant...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > list and off the list. Wikipedia so't wholely reliant on FOSS, and
> > will never be. I don't mean to offend anyone but this is it. Please
> > comment.
>
> Wikipedia relies on three kinds of openness.
>
> 1. The technical openness that makes the platform possible. Mediawiki is
> FOSS.
> 2. The openness of content that makes participatory content creation
> possible. CC-BY-SA is one of the two definitive 'open' licenses.
> 3. The collaboration that is core to Wikipedia is an attribute of most
> FOSS projects.
>
> Wikipedia isn't FOSS but it certainly is FOS, at the very least. And
> it's important to remember that Wikipedia does not and cannot exist in
> a vacuum.
>
> So for the love of Wikipedia, can you guys please stop sniping about
> what is and what is not FOSS.
>
>
Pointing an old relevant article by Jimmy

http://jimmywales.com/2004/10/21/free-knowledge-requires-free-software-and-free-file-formats/



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