有关不披露有偿编辑的董事会公开信

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来自董事会的信

董事会已经仔细地跟进关于使用协议中付费编辑的公开要求的公开讨论。我们感谢每个在分享其思考与经验上投资时间的人。您们的评论在理解这个复杂问题的不同观点上非常有用。

As a result of this consultation, and our own review and discussion, we are amending the Terms of Use to mandate disclosure of paid editing. This reflects the strong support for this initiative in the public discussion. The Terms of Use will now require editors to "disclose [their] employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any contribution for which [they] receive, or expect to receive, compensation" on a relevant user page, talk page, or edit summary. Individual projects may opt out by adopting an alternative paid editing disclosure policy.

This amendment intends to provide guidance and information for good-faith editors; to assist the community and Foundation in evaluating and handling paid advocacy editing; and to allow responsiveness to local conditions and needs.

It complements existing rules and policies that work together to maintain and improve the trustworthiness of Wikimedia content. For example, the Terms of Use already prohibit deceitful activities, and this amendment helps explain how to represent one's affiliation to avoid running afoul of those terms. In addition to legal requirements, many community policies require or strongly encourage disclosure of paid editing as a potential conflict of interest.

Several editors raised concerns about the impact of this amendment on good-faith editors, such as first-time editors who aren’t familiar with our rules, or editors who work on projects with GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) or with universities. We ask everyone to be respectful of others and to help enforce existing community practices and policies about privacy and harassment, even in cases of suspected paid advocacy editing. The amendment is not intended to impact participants in GLAM projects, or professors, when they are writing about topics of general interest on their own, rather than writing about their own institutions while being compensated directly quid pro quo, for example.

Given the complexity of the issue, the Wikimedia Foundation will continue to monitor the effectiveness of the amendment, and remain open to changes as necessary to improve it. We thank everyone who participated in the community consultation.

If you have further comments, you may leave feedback on Meta. Details on the legal issues and risk associated with undisclosed paid advocacy editing may be found in this FAQ.

修正案语言

The language of the amendment - set out below - reflects the original version proposed to the community, plus the “option 3” version raised in the community discussion. This "option 3" version gives communities discretion to adjust the rules for their specific community after following standard consensus-driven decision-making processes.

基于上述理由,下面的文本将在2014年6月16日被加入到使用协议的第四节(“Refraining from Certain Activities”)并生效:

不披露有偿编辑

These Terms of Use prohibit engaging in deceptive activities, including misrepresentation of affiliation, impersonation, and fraud. As part of these obligations, you must disclose your employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any contribution for which you receive, or expect to receive, compensation. You must make that disclosure in at least one of the following ways:

  • 在您的用户页上的声明,
  • 在任何有偿编辑内容所相应的讨论页中的声明,或者
  • 在任何有偿编辑的编辑摘要中的声明。

Applicable law, or community and Foundation policies and guidelines, such as those addressing conflicts of interest, may further limit paid contributions or require more detailed disclosure. A Wikimedia Project community may adopt an alternative paid contribution disclosure policy. If a Project adopts an alternative disclosure policy, you may comply with that policy instead of the requirements in this section when contributing to that Project. An alternative paid contribution policy will only supersede these requirements if it is approved by the relevant Project community and listed in the alternative disclosure policy page.

关于更多信息,请参见我们关于此问题的常见问题解答