Wiki Life: Best Practices for Giving Credit

Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post.

When writing an article, have you ever struggled with whom you have to give credit? As a person, who mainly works in the academic area, I have this problem every day. But it is not only a problem in research and academics, it is a general problem when writing for the public or giving public presentations. During the last months there was a lot of effort to ban article which are one-one-1 textual copies of third party articles. In my opinion that should not be a general practice. It should only be used in rare cases.

So, what do we have to do to make this an exception? Raising awareness! This post aims to raise the awareness for whom you have to give credit. That is the reason why I want to point you to an article started by Bruno Lewin - Best Practices for Giving Credit. It points out what you should/might ask yourself and explains the difference between legitimate credits and spam and the difference between legitimate quotes and plagiarism.

Definitely worth reading!

- German Ninja Jan (Twitter, Blog, Profile)