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The beginning of the open editing phase was [[Announcement|announced]] on May 1, 2006.
 
The beginning of the open editing phase was [[Announcement|announced]] on May 1, 2006.
the out space book
 
The year 2052. It got where people was going into
 
space like riding a school bus. There had been 234 trips.
 
To the moon, and 86 to mars. It was a cool morning in
 
March. A planed trip for mars was in the making. The
 
shuttle craft had to be tested first. So that it would
 
be ready the next day. March 5, the shuttle was to go
 
to mars, and circle it 5 times. They had 18 people along
 
for the ride. There was 14 Nasa personal going to do some
 
test on mars. They had a little landing craft in the
 
shuttle craft. It was to be let out. So that it could land
 
on the face of mars. Well it was time for the launch.
 
Everybody was getting their things on the shuttle. It
 
was to launch in 2 hours, at 12:00 eastern time. The
 
time was getting close for launch. They had a small,
 
problem at first. But it was fixed in time to keep the
 
launch on time.
 
    I was to go on a flight on one of the next few. Well
 
I got the call I was to go on this one. Be at the launch
 
pad in one hour. I was ready to go but this time I had
 
a funny feeling. But I got my things together and went
 
to the launch pad. I was rushed onboard to my set for
 
launch. I was just on time to settle in.
 
    It was count down. When it launched it was so neet
 
to see the earth behind us. Well now we had to look
 
forward for the trip and the mission. That was going
 
to take place on this trip.
 
    We circled the moon so that a few tests could be
 
done. Everything was good, on to mars we went. Every
 
thing was going smooth. The Nasa personal was getting
 
the side car they called it, ready for launching. So that
 
they could land on mars. We have done it by this time
 
8 times everything was good.
 
  Well as we seen we was getting close to mars. The
 
time was close for them to go. It was launch time and
 
they were in their seats ready to go. Launch time there
 
they go to mars. We all watched as it went down to
 
mars. It landed everything was check. They were to
 
stay on the face of mars 12 hours. For the tests that
 
was going to be done. We had our supper onboard the
 
shuttle. After supper we was to try to get some sleep
 
because it was to be a big day. The next day we was
 
going to see the side car come back to the shuttle. It
 
was time for the side car to come back. Well it was lift
 
off time. And a problem come up and they could not
 
start the side car up. The fuel had leaked out. They
 
maybe had enough maybe to get back. But, if they did
 
not contact, they would be in trouble. If the shuttle
 
craft couldn't get to it in time.
 
  Well there was time to make sure everything was
 
done right. It wasn't a problem yet. So as all involed
 
done the steps to make it a safe trip. They got the
 
side car up and running. It lifted off mars. It looked
 
like everything was going good. After the side car got
 
up so far it quit. It was just floating there. It still
 
looked like it was going to make it to the shuttle.
 
  One of the one's that stayed aboard was suiting
 
up for a space walk to see if we could get close to
 
them to lock on to them. We was going to be a part
 
of this mission. I was the lead on the lock on arm.
 
Because I had used it before on a simurlater. It was
 
easy to do on earth. So I hope it would be up here.
 
I knew I could do it. So as I prayed for help. It was
 
time to do the job at hand.
 
    The shuttle craft moved into postion. Everything
 
was on time. The side car was getting into the right
 
line up to grab with the arm on the shuttle craft.
 
We was going for the grab. The side car moved in the
 
last few seconds before time to grab it. We knew that
 
we would have to go all the way around mars. Because
 
they were moving so much closer than us. It would
 
take 1 hour and 4 minutes to line up again.
 
  Well it was time to retry. We was lining up again.
 
It was time I made the grab for the side car. I got it
 
right on time. We was to bring them into the shuttle
 
craft, and head back to earth. It was looking good.
 
But It had looked good before. We was feeling some
 
thing was wrong. But at this time there was not any
 
thing wrong. After the crew of the side car was out
 
and telling their story. We was all ears. Because we
 
knew that it was close, because they were running out
 
of time. Their air was running low to. But it was a
 
good ending at this time. We were on the way home
 
and the mission was a success. As we all ready to get
 
on the earth. We was all doing some talking about owr
 
jobs we had to do to pick up the side car. We was
 
prood it went the way it did.
 
  Well we landed, We was all safe at last. It was
 
awhile before they made another trip to mars. It was
 
just to much to do if things did go wrong. We all called
 
it the outer space. Because we were out of the space
 
we was used too.'''''Bold text'''''
 

Revision as of 19:01, 4 May 2009

The definition was initiated by Erik Möller as a means to resolve ambiguity about the phrase "free content" in the context of the Wikimedia project family. It was inspired by the Free Software Definition. Helpful feedback was provided during the initial authoring process (in this chronological order) by Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation, Lawrence Lessig of Creative Commons, and Angela Beesley, board member of the Wikimedia Foundation and Vice President of Wikia, Inc. Benjamin Mako Hill, who had been pursuing similar goals (as exemplified in his paper "Towards a Standard of Freedom") quickly joined the project and helped to actively improve the definition even before the launch of the open editing phase, becoming a co-initiator.

The beginning of the open editing phase was announced on May 1, 2006.