I have changed the Ownership section because I believe the distinction between a Collective Work and Derivative work was incorrect.
My reference was the the Creative Commons license at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0/.
In effect the existing article said that if someone created an article, it was a Collective Work, when someone edited it, that was a Derivative Work. I believe this is simply wrong.
The definition of the Derivative Work is a little difficult to read (legalese), but if you paraphrase the first part as follows, it makes a bit more sense: "Derivative Work" means a work based upon the Work or based upon the Work plus other pre-existing works. A Derivative Work can be a translation, musical arrangement, dramatization .......
This makes it much clearer that the Derivative Work is something else, not the original Collective Work.
I added the attempt at legalese (I am not a lawyer) at the bottom because such explanations can be interpreted as amendments to the license. You need to be careful of this. Hopefully it is adequate, or that someone will change it to be adequate (maybe a lawyer will add another few thousand words :o ). -- Richard 00:19, 17 Jan 2005 (GMT)
WikiWiki -> Wiki
So, when we started Wikitravel, "WikiWiki" was still a well-used synonym for "Wiki". In the subsequent 2 years, "Wiki" has won out as the definitive term for this kind of editing. So, I've changed the name of this article and the use of the name in the article to reflect more standard usage.
Comments welcome. --Evan 11:24, 1 Nov 2005 (EST)
We are Time's "Person of the Year"
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I thought this was interesting and should pat ourselves on the back for our contribution to the global community. Time Magazine has named "You" the person of the year, due in large part, to the global community has begun to sharing information and how it's being distributed. See this Time Magazine article. Time says: "It's a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It's about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia... It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.
The new Web is a very different thing. It's a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter. Silicon Valley consultants call it Web 2.0, as if it were a new version of some old software. But it's really a revolution. "
I remember that it was only 6/5 years ago when it was nearly impossible to find useful information on the internet and the only way to find out who exactly Nixon, Stalin, or Aristotle were was either to take your high school or college history and philosphy teachers' words as fact or to read over the limited materials at your local library. Now, though, the ordinary man with a beer belly can contribute his knowledge with Stephen Hawking. Simply amazing. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 23:40, 16 December 2006 (EST)