Standard text for asking permissions?
I was thinking it might be a good idea if there was a standard text one could use when mailing web-site (or authors) to ask for permissions on using their material for the Duolingo Immersion.
Maybe there is users who has already written such a text?
That is the point. For asking permissions of authors of texts outside of the creative commons.
Anyway, where do I find text under creative commons? The only place I know is Wikipedia, and those don't work all that well under immersion.
Google search can limit searches to CC-licensed text, the feature is bit hidden in Google.com itself, but can be easily accessed from Creative Common Search http://search.creativecommons.org/ (note even if a page is found from a CC search engines, you still need to verify that it is actually licensed under CC).
Some Italian Wikipedia articles are good for Immersion, But still the total amount available under Creative Commons isn't especially interesting, in my experience. I understood that the original idea behind Duo is to translate the whole internet. If we're limited to Creative Commons we've come a long way from that.
The search engine for CC-materials was not very impressive, still find it increadibly hard to find good material for translation :(
lieryan, no. If the text is under CC then you do not need to ask permissions. But, as I have said. I have problem finding interesting texts which are under CC and would like to add content which is protected, and in order to do that I need to ask permissions. Thus, I am wondering if we could have a general text to send when asking for permissions instead of, as it is right now, each person writing a new mail each and every time we are asking permissions to use a text (describing what Duolingo is, why and for what we want to use the text for).