Am I allowed just to copy over the page from WikiPedia which I helped edit? --BozMo 04:34, 23 May 2004 (EDT)
- Both Wikipedia and SourceWatch operate under the GNU Free Documentation license, which means that material can be frequently copied between the two. If you do so, please put a disclaimer at the bottom of the article e.g., "Some of the material above has been taken from the Wikipedia's article on Shell Oil."
- Sometimes I used Wikipedia as a fact-checker/editorial service for SourceWatch. I'll take material from SourceWatch and put it into the Wikipedia, which has a larger (and more diverse) volunteer pool. After the Wikipedians have worked the material over a bit, I incorporate the result back into the SourceWatch article. The Wikipedia and SourceWatch have different editorial standards. We're not insistent upon a "neutral point of view" the way that Wikipedia is, which can mean more freedom sometimes to explore certain topics here in more detail than the Wikipedia would encourage. On the other hand, Wikipedia is a valuable resource in its own right, and "cross-pollination" between the two is certainly encouraged. --Sheldon Rampton 11:46, 23 May 2004 (EDT)
SW: What to do with this?
I'm trying to work some of the information from the leaked US Embassy cables into the articles here. Here is one about Shell Oil and its attempts to control the government of Nigeria: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/dec/08/wikileaks-cables-shell-nigeria-spying --Munchkinguy 07:06, 10 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, Munchkinguy, for jumping in and volunteering. Please add in the core information with cites based on your judgment! We appreciate your help! Welcome aboard SourceWatch. Lisa Graves