Originally Posted by DaleDe
Most of it is pretty straight GNU Copy Left stuff like many software packages. The formatted text is easy to copy and use in an eBook. The source files use a non-standard markup so you would need a way to read this format data to use it. There have been versions of the entire wikipedia formated for eBook use on some of the Palm programs that have exceptionally good compression.
Do they want me to copy the entire Copy Left text into an eBook that uses a Wikipedia article?
I'll do it willingly if I can just figure out how. I think that putting a Wikipedia article together with an eBook is necessary. Re-formatting Wikipedia articles to fit the different media is harder than formatting the books themselves, but including a scholarly take on these older books helps readers put them into a modern context: something that's necessary for people to understand their place in the culture. After all, the past really is "a foreign country" and all of the works that are out of copyright come to us from the past.
Thank you again for your help Dale.