This was a draft for a blog post that has since been published at https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/06/16/change-terms-of-use-requirements-for-disclosure/
ما به تازگی یک تغییر اساسی در شرایط استفاده خود ایجاد کردهایم. این تغییرات در راستای شفاف شدن و تشدید ممنوعیتها به طور سراسری در تمامی پروژههای ویکیمدیا صورت گرفته و بر علیه ویرایشهای مخفیای است که در ازای آن دستمزد دریافت میشود.
همه ماهه، نیم میلیارد نفر از مردم جهان از ویکیپدیا به عنوان منبعی از دانش استفاده میکنند. جامعه ویرایشگران ویکیپدیا، تلاش بیوقفهای برای حفظ دقت، شفافیت و بیطرفی مقالات میکنند و به این منظور، لازم است تا موارد تعارض منافع و تعصب را شناسایی نمایند. ویرایشهایی که در ازای دریافت دستمزد انجام میشود، میتواند یکی از منابع این تعصب باشد. بخصوص زمانی که این ویرایشها طبیعتی تبلیغاتی داشته و یا در جهت منافع کارفرمای پرداخت کننده است. بنیاد ویکیپدیا خود را متعهد میداند که به حمایت خود از تلاش جامعه ویکیپدیا در جهت عاری نگه داشتن محتوای مقالات از تبلیغات ادامه دهد.
این تغییرات یک زیر بخش به بخش چهارم شرایط استفاده 4- اجتناب از فعالیتهای خاص با عنوان «مشارکت در ازای دریافت دستمزد و بدون افشای آن» میافزاید. هیات امنای بنیاد ویکیمدیا این تغییرات را.
- If you edit as a volunteer and for fun, nothing changes. Please keep editing! You’re part of an amazing community of volunteers contributing to an unprecedented resource of free information available to the whole world.
- If you are employed by a gallery, library, archive, museum (GLAM), or similar institution that may pay employees to make good faith contributions in your area of expertise and not about your institution, you are also welcome to edit! The FAQ provides more guidance on when you should provide disclosure.
- Individual Wikimedia projects may discuss and implement alternative disclosure policies appropriate to their particular needs, as explained at greater length in the FAQ.
Why are we making a change?
As explained in October of 2013, we believe that undisclosed paid advocacy editing is a black hat practice that can threaten the trust of Wikimedia’s volunteers and readers. We have serious concerns about the way that such editing affects the neutrality and reliability of Wikipedia.
How did we make the change?
Throughout February and March, the Wikimedia community extensively discussed the issue of undisclosed paid editing, resulting in 320,000 words of discussion in various languages and 6.3 million views of the proposal. The discussion was overwhelmingly supportive of the change. It also provided constructive criticisms that helped refine the amendment, and led us to improve our planned FAQ to provide more context and better examples.
At the meeting of the WMF Board of Trustees in April, members of the Board reviewed the change and results of the public consultation. After their discussion, they approved the amendment. The Wikimedia Foundation will continue to monitor the effectiveness of the amendment, and remain open to changes as necessary to improve it.
What happens next?
This change is effective immediately. We are notifying all users with banner messages on all Wikimedia projects.
Thanks everyone who has contributed to the discussion on this important issue. Your concerns elevated and clarified the issue in a manner that helped improve the original proposed amendment. Your input and feedback ensured a strong, yet appropriate, policy that we expect will strengthen the projects overall.
Stephen LaPorte, Legal Counsel
Luis Villa, Deputy General Counsel
Geoff Brigham, General Counsel