On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:37:20 +0000 lumin <email@example.com> wrote: > On Thu, 2015-02-26 at 17:27 +1100, Riley Baird wrote: > > > > If you're cherry-picking, I'd say that it would probably be fine. > > Copying full pages, probably not. If you tell us what package it is, it might give us a better idea. > > I'm maintaining fortune-zh, Chinese Data files for fortune, > which is a native debian package originally created by a Debian > developer. > > So I'm just cherry-picking some fine sentences into those data files, > and some times I copied every sentence on the page of some certain > famous people. > > > Wikiquote doesn't own the copyrights, so no. If it were me, I'd use the editing history to try and find the people who added the relevant quotes, and use their names, or if I could not find them, their usernames. > > Tracing the copyright is ... horror... > > IMO, whereas the content I picked are all famous words, > maybe I can feel free to cherry-pick them? You shouldn't need to worry about the CC BY-SA/GPL incompatibility if you keep the CC BY-SA fortunes separate (not necessarily in another package, just another file). As for the copyright holders, I'm not sure what you should put down. Maybe you could put something like "Wikiquote contributors"?
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