[Novalug] OT - Wikipedia and the art of censorship
greg at pryzby.org
Sun Aug 19 20:24:59 EDT 2007
Stop and think, this has been going on since the being of recorded
'history'-- HIS - STORY. History is always written by the winner.
You don't know 'the rest of the story'(tm) in most situations. In the
case if Wikipedia, it is possible to hear the opposing side, or maybe
it is someone with an 'axe to grind'.
What is truth?
On Sun, Aug 19, 2007 at 07:26:20PM -0400, Dan Arico wrote:
> On Sun August 19 2007 7:08 pm, Pete Nuwayser wrote:
> > So my original point, i.e., what the author missed, is that the simple
> > act of this kid has opened up a ton of questions, but if it wasn't for
> > the open source methodology that built Wikipedia in the first place,
> > we wouldn't be asking the questions. Like, who owns history? Who
> > maintains it? What determines that ownership? If Wikipedia has to be
> > completely publicly editable, who audits history? Who decides what is
> > reasonable, what is balanced and what is vandalism?
> > Pete
> Now imagine Wikipedia with DRM. Whoever controls the DRM gets to rewrite
> history as he pleases.
> There's one open source project that is desperately needed because of
> this problem - open source text books.
> Dan Arico
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