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Proposal to move genealogy advice outside this wiki

I suggest that we begin (carefully) moving articles which are not specific to GRAMPS out of the GRAMPS wiki. --DuncanNZ 09:33, 16 October 2008 (EDT)

Reasons for moving genealogy advice outside this wiki

  • Credibility is improved by keeping advice seperate from a specific software solution
  • The GRAMPS wiki is relatively small and presumably gets few non-GRAMPS users visiting
  • Supporting the best existing sites about genealogy reduces duplication of effort
  • Involvement in more active (and diverse) websites increases the potential for collaboration and original solutions and thoughts

Current problems with moving genealogy advice outside this wiki

  • There are no good multilingual sites
  • Internal inks in this site need to be preserved (so don't actually delete a page, leave a link to the new location)

Wishlist for genealogy advice website

(Please sign you wishes so we can discuss them on the email lists)

  • Fully multi-lingual (Jerome), --DuncanNZ 09:33, 16 October 2008 (EDT)
  • Using a license which allows content to be included in GRAMPS documentation for Debian and gNewSense (we need a link to their criteria) --DuncanNZ 09:33, 16 October 2008 (EDT)
  • Consensus among wiki editors on which site to use, so we can endorse it for readers as our preferred choice. --DuncanNZ 09:33, 16 October 2008 (EDT)
  • Site should aggregate from other sites' content, to avoid duplication (what's this called?) --DuncanNZ 09:33, 16 October 2008 (EDT)

Comparison of potential websites

Website License Positive points Negative points Redistributable with documentation?
Familypedia GFDL Claim 24,320 entries Opinion and actual genealogy share the same wiki ? GFDL (text) Claim 2,000,000 entries. By the registered charity Foundation for On-Line Genealogy Opinion and actual genealogy share the same wiki ?
FamilySearch Wiki-Beta Test BY-NC-SA FamilySearch Wiki is [only] about genealogical research advice.(ref) BY-NC-SA requires citation, tricky if you're merging many sources. ? A Creative Commons license, but the license link is dead. I've written to him. Is only for genealogy information, not articles and thoughts. Is only for genealogy information, not articles and thoughts. ?
GeneaWiki BY-NC-SA + in french, very active - only in french ?


(This question was answered three months ago. Text deleted. --DuncanNZ 09:14, 16 October 2008 (EDT))