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November 28, 2005
I just noticed a complaint on Wikipedia that the Wikipedia's article on Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria was copied to wikipedia:Cyril_VI_(Atta)_of_Alexandria&oldid=6786 Cyril VI (Atta) of Alexandria without attribution on July 2, 2005. Furthermore, the complaint also mentions our license incompatibility (reissuing the content under the CC by-nc-sa 2.0 license).
I believe that we've recently resolved the license incompatibility problem by changing to a dual license and explicitly stating that all content important from Wikipedia (or another source) keeps it's own license and that only edits made at OrthodoxWiki constitute a dual license. I've alerted the contributor to his good-faith error and asked him to make sure to include links to original Wikipedia articles on future imports (where he is not the sole author). I've also put in the appropriate link on the article in question, and made our policies about use of Wikipedia content more explicit. I'm initiating a review process of articles on the wiki to make sure we're as compliant as possible. Please notify us if you believe we are non-compliant in some way. Thank you. --Fr. John 19:18, November 28, 2005 (CST)
September 6, 2005
- Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria is a copy of http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/patriarch.htm
The text and image are copyrighted on the source site, though not explicitly on the source page. However, there is no copyright information attached to the orthodoxwiki page or the image, so this at least needs to be resolved. [[User:Magda|—magda (talk)]] 12:44, 6 Sep 2005 (EDT)
July 7, 2005
- Shenouda III (Gayyid) of Alexandria appears to be a copy of: http://st-takla.org/Pope-1.html —[[User:ASDamick|—Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!)]] 14:30, 7 Jul 2005 (EDT)
It doesn't belong to St Takla's Church site (which is also a Coptic Orthodox Church in the city of Alexandria under our Pope's full rule). Our Coptic Church releases and updates English/Arabic/French/German biographies of our Pope like this one on different occasions (e.g., HH Silver Jubilee in 1996) and these are free to use/distribute, and already in use, abridged or in full, in many sites, not just the site of St Takla Haymanot's Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, Egypt, e.g.,: http://icopts.com/new_site/content/view/70/230/ http://icopts.com/new_site/content/view/71/230/
I also wanted to add (under Ecumenical Relations): Report About Relations With the Russian Orthodox Church (http://www.coptic.net/public/news/2001-04-06.txt)
P.S. Coptic literally means Egyptian/of Egypt.