[drn-discuss] Some recent press stories
j.heald at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Oct 12 09:19:16 CDT 2005
Rufus Pollock wrote:
> James Heald wrote:
>> Would it be worth setting up a wiki page to track stories on
>> copyright/DRMs/enforcement/piracy ? (eg along similar lines to FFII's
>> software patent news page, http://wiki.ffii.org/SwpatcninoEn )
> Really good idea so you'll be happy to know it already exists in the
> form of a drupal install here:
> There are already several people posting news and events (more or less)
> regularly on a variety of issues such as patents, copyright, DRM, F/OSS
> etc. Anyone who wants to post just needs to register and then mail
> drn-admin at okfn.org to get contributor/admin privileges.
Yeah, I'd seen that page.
A blog is all very well, but I think that there are some real advantages
to providing a page like Swpatcnino, which can aim to be pretty
comprehensive in terms of links, but limited to just a one-line summary
for each item.
(just Date -- Country/Region -- Source -- Headline -- any further
* the bar is much lower for people adding stories, if they can just put
up the link, and don't need to add any commentary. (Though they could
write and link one if they want).
* it's useful to be able to scan through just the headlines, as a short
index -- much easier than scanning down a whole blog; and easier to find
or spot new items.
So hence my suggestion, for someting much more like
http://wiki.ffii.org/SwpatcninoEn and much less like a blog.
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