Proposal talk:WikiLaws

    From Strategic Planning

    Impact?

    WikSource

    This sounds like a WikiSource SubProject. Why would a WikiLays be needed? --MarianoC 21:49, 25 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    It isn't needed, Laws are already identified as one of the things we want loaded on wikiSource. I've categorised this as done, does anyone object if I rename it accordingly? WereSpielChequers 22:13, 19 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I've taken the done category off as a result of an email from the author. But the proposal needs fleshing out to show how it goes beyond what we can now do. WereSpielChequers 09:04, 21 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The best example is wikisource:United States Code/Title 17 (notice the amendment history, containing related documents), Wikisource:Copyright law, and Wikisource:United States copyright case law.
    I think this proposal is a grand idea and could be a self-sustaining project, however people interested in building this should set up a project on meta and coordinate building the foundations: add the laws to Wikisource, describe them on Wikipedia, create Wikibooks, etc. If you build a functional niche community within the Wikimedia community, a separate project could be spawned.
    John Vandenberg 11:30, 1 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Sounds cool to me

    In other words, you can look up all the laws of the Greek and Roman Empires in addition to the future hypothetical laws of a United States of Europe/Africa/Asia/North America? That would be awesome to see how laws will progress in another 45 years or so. GVnayR 20:17, 11 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]