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On December 4, 2008 I created an article on Wikipedia called “List of notable people who dedicated works to the public domain“. Unfortunately for me, it was deleted yesterday. I tried to speak my piece on why it should be kept but to no avail. You can view the debate here. Apparently, people did not think it was worthy enough to be on Wikipedia.
However, that does not mean the article is unimportant. So instead, I created a new wiki called Set Free just for my article. Now, it won’t get deleted unless the company hosting the wiki goes out of business. Also, I created links to the new list on relevant sites such as Wikipedia articles about the people listed, the public domain Wikipeda article, and as a blog comment on the blogs of the people listed.
If you know anyone who has a Wikipedia article and also dedicates works to the public domain, I’d love to hear about it, so they can be added to the list of notable people who dedicated works to the public domain.