Major enhancement of Wikipedia article on Retrospect in Professional Posted October 9, 2016 · Report reply A friendly soul has just done a major enhancement of the Wikipedia article on Retrospect, bringing it up from around 2006 to the present. .... The friendly soul, who goes by the Wikipedia handle DovidBenAvraham, yesterday ran into problems with a senior WP editor who goes by the handle Diannaa. She wrote "The reason I removed the content is because the quotations were excessive, comprising 30 percent of the article." He wrote back "The reason I put so many quotations into the 'Retrospect Macintosh ...' sections of the enhanced WP article is that I would find it difficult to succinctly paraphrase descriptions of software features, particularly when those feature descriptions were originally written by expert technical writers." The quotations were mostly either from the "What's New" chapters of Retrospect Mac User's Guides since Retrospect Mac 9 (Retrospect Mac 10 is the version whose code seems to have become the basis—with a different UI—of Retrospect Windows 8), or from a 9 January 2009 e-mail from Mayoff announcing the beta of the infamous Retrospect Mac 8. The User's Guides contain explicit copyright notices, but the e-mail—whose first part seems to be copied from an EMC press release—doesn't contain a copyright notice. Nevertheless, Diannaa says, "Under the terms of the Berne Convention, literary works are subject to copyright whether they are tagged as such or not. No registration is required, and no copyright notice is required." DovidBenAvraham has e-mailed Retrospect PR, trying to get at least the e-mail "contributed" to the world under a Creative Commons license. Meanwhile, in order to read the major enhancement of the WP article before Diannaa did all the removals, you'll have to look here starting at "Revision as of 09:25, 8 October 2016". Ain't the Wikipedia processes, the WP facilities, and the Hunt-Szymanski algorithm grand?