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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 02:01, 5 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.