Talk:GNE (encyclopedia)

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I see that someone moved this from GNUPedia to GNUpedia, so I'm assuming that this is the proper name. If so, shouldn't all of the references to GNUpedia be changed?--SCooley138 09:57, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

This gnu.org page announcing GNUPedia spells it with a capital P. So does this Slashdot posting. John Broughton 17:57, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
http://www.gnu.org/encyclopedia/#mailinglists aquí está escrito la P en minúsculas --200.45.74.124 12:07, 8 March 2006 (UTC)


GFDL in GNUpedia?[edit]

GNE specifies GFDL for the text of articles [1]. But from my reading of Stallman's original proposal, he didn't specify it there [2] - check under Permit quotation with attribution. I guess this was because he was talking about distinct web pages set up by the contributors themselves, rather than a Wiki format - but then he did at the same time suggest GFDL for courses - Permit modified versions of courses. Would full copyright on article text have been acceptable, subject to the quotation permission? I can't figure out how that would fit in with the freedom to create mirror sites. Anyone enlighten me?--Shtove 17:23, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Sorry if this comment is out of place. Where the sentence "Stallman has since lent his support to Wikipedia." appears in the article, perhaps there should be some mention of the fact that Wikipedia eventually embraced the GFDL. This fact might have influenced Stallman's decision. (Hmmm, did it?) Any comments? Mike Schwartz (talk) 19:46, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Propose move back to GNUPedia[edit]

I see the article was moved to this title with the lowercase "p" a year or two back. Since all the references I've seen so far spell it with a capital "P", as do the references given above (from 2006) and even the article itself, I propose it be moved back to the original uppercase title. I'll go ahead with the move on Wednesday (UTC-5) if nobody voices a contrary opinion. I'll use AWB to fix links to bypass the new redirect, as well. Tuvok[T@lk/Improve me] 07:58, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Sure; the general consensus seems to be that nobody knows why it was ever moved. --pie4all88 (talk) 07:31, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
I figured that, since the article even refers to itself with an uppercase P. Rather odd, that. Barring a comment here to the contrary, I'll move it tomorrow. Tuvok[T@lk/Improve me] 15:27, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, I moved it now. I was bored. :P All links in the main namespace have been fixed, including redirects (which AWB didn't want to edit). Hope I haven't missed anyone's objection! Tuvok[T@lk/Improve me] 04:58, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

comment left in article[edit]

This comment was left in the article: [3]. John Vandenberg (chat) 00:19, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

This article does not reflect the truth of the matter. What happened is that 1) GNUpedia did not require moderation and had the concept of free participation. 2) Nupedia came along and didn't. 3) Mostly as a reaction to GNUpedia and certainly as a recognition that free contribution was the right idea, Nupedia was abandoned, and Wikipedia was formed, co-opting genuinely free contribution. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.212.12.231 (talkcontribs) 00:14, 22 February 2009

These are very dubious statements.
1) GNUpedia certainly required moderation. A moderation system is described in detail in the GNE concept (see e.g. the FAQ: Why am I not a moderator?, or GNE Help - Moderators).
2) & 3) You are obviously not familiar with the history of Nupedia and Wikipedia: Nupedia didn't "come along" after GNUPedia, it was launched in March 2000 (with planning beginning in fall 1999). Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001 - before GNUPedia, which was still in its planning stages on January 17, 2001 [4]. Nupedia was abandoned in 2003, long after Wikipedia was formed.
Regards, HaeB (talk) 19:17, 17 June 2010 (UTC)