User talk:King Ho Cheung
King Ho Cheung, welcome to Wikinews! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:
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Hi King Ho Cheung. First, I must say thank you for bringing some much-needed Asian balance to the content of Wikinews.
Secondly, can I ask you what's your opinion on how the Workspace should work? Amgine wants all new stories to be listed at once on the front page, so other people start editing them. When we last tried that I found people were clicking red links (created to create new articles) and then beginning to write articles I was already writing from scratch, just hadn't finished (so not saved) yet. This gave edit conflicts. What's your opinion? Dan100 (Talk) 11:15, 23 Jan 2005 (UTC)
It's a horrible area but I've been making some investigations; anything I say could be wrong.
This is the public domain license and this is the share-alike attribution license (the one Sweets uses on her blog). Public domain means that you are guaranteeing that you are in a position to choose the copyright (ie the author or have the author's permission to do this), and that the person using this licence is happy for the work to be re-distributed, re-written, mangled etc at will and the granter of copy-right can never do anything about it.
The BY-SA license means that the author is saying that you can copy and re-distribute the work at will as long as you give credit, and you can change the work as long as you use the same license. (Many feel this is the license Wikinews should use instead of public domain). However any of these rights can be waived by the copy-right holder. This is what Sweets did. Dan100 (Talk) 19:53, 16 Feb 2005 (UTC)