i found it highly amusing that a wikipedia article that i had originally written found its way copied and modifled to the guides here but i just had a few thoughts re: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=158609 especially the last post there by shamino, and considering how wikipedia is starting to mature and there's really no point to reinventing the wheel: [keep in mind that the mac guides are licensed under the creative commons attribution-noncommercial license, and all text derived from wikipedia is licensed under GFDL, and clearly labeled, so there is no licensing issue, unless one arises with the original wikipedia article] articles may go out of sync and take different paths (ie, already on the Dogcow article on mac guides, people have removed parts that they felt were irrelevant, et cetera) if cross-copied. and often, the article on wikipedia is not entirely suitable, but parts of them are well written and relevant and should be used in the corresponding mac guides article, but considering the wealth of material available from wikipedia, if we do follow through with such an idea on a significant number of articles, then what happens if theoretically half of mac guides is licensed under GFDL [because of the wikipedia-derived content] and the rest of the content under cc by-nc? but to create a stub and link to the wikipedia article will result in a large number of stubs, and will make the guides a bit lacking. what guidelines are there to determine whether or not it is appropriate to copy the wikipedia article or just link to it? and all that stuff?