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Re: [Bug-gnupedia] Public Domain Content

From: Bryce Harrington
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnupedia] Public Domain Content
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 18:41:06 -0800 (PST)

Yeah, here's a link...

On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Bryce Harrington wrote:

> Actually, I think PG _contains_ a full encyclopedia...
> I seem to recall something about an early (copyright-expired) version of
> Britannica was in PG (although it had to go by a different name due to
> trademark restriction.)  Is this so?  If so, maybe that portion of it
> would be useful, although I have to imagine large chunks of it would be
> pretty darn out of date.  ;-) But I suppose the more "bread and butter"
> topics (science, biographies, history, etc.) probably have much that is
> still relevant.  If those also happened to cover some of the "unsexy"
> topics, that'd sure be a help.
> On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Jimmy Wales wrote:
> > Project Gutenberg has done a heroic job of making available an astounding
> > amount of public domain content.  My hat is off to them.  We have considered
> > hosting some of their stuff at Nupedia, and we still might...
> > 
> > HOWEVER, this is a good place to point out that none of their stuff
> > (well, almost none, anyway) belongs in an _encyclopedia_ proper.  It
> > probably can and should be hosted or at least linked, whenever it is
> > discussed within the encyclopedia.
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