Welcome to the Cybis Wiki on dendrochronology!
The scope of the Cybis Wiki is Dendrochronology and things related to the science of tree rings. E.g. methods, programming, equipment, measurement data and sites related to dendrochronological studies.
The Cybis Wiki is hosted by Cybis Elektronik & Data AB owned by Lars-Åke Larsson who is the author of the CDendro and CooRecorder programs. Despite the bias towards these Cybis programs, the Cybis Wiki welcomes contributions related to other software and methods as well.
Why is not Wikipedia enough? Why do we need a Cybis Wiki too?
Wikipedia is really great and for many general issues it may be best to make your contributions to articles within Wikipedia, rather than to articles here.
Besides articles which may as well be published in Wikipedia, Cybis Wiki will also include material which does not fit in Wikipedia because of the Wikipedia principles of 'Notability and of No original research. I.e Cybis Wiki is a place where you may publish also measurement data as well as methods invented by yourself and results of dendrochronological investigations of any kind. Though still it has to be possible to verify statements, but necessarily not only by referring to reliable published texts as within Wikipedia, but also by reference to common practice and experience developed among dendrochronologists. - We will certainly link to Wikipedia articles quite often, and also reuse material from Wikipedia in articles here. Hopefully, some articles developed here may end up as candidates for publishing in Wikipedia. The idea of Cybis Wiki is to gather useful information related to dendrochronology and to help us develop as dendrochronologists!
How to contribute to this Wiki?
Registration. You need an e-mail confirmed user account to edit pages in this wiki! Please contact an "admin" if you have a problem with your registration (see below). Normally it is an automatic and rather fast process. Click the "log in/create account" in the right corner above and follow the instructions! (If the e-mail confirmation fails, please contact any administrator - for address, see below)
Licensing and copyright. By contributing text to Cybis Wiki, you accept:
- Licensing under GFDL and/or CC-BY-SA which shortly means that you give the permission to others to reuse your text provided they a) give you an acknowledgment and b) publish the (derivate) work under the same license.
- You do accept that others may improve your text - as that is the Wiki idea!
This is the same basic conditions as for Wikipedia and related projects. Also, to enable a later transfer of articles from Cybis Wiki to other Wikimedia projects, or ITRDB, the licensing terms of the projects have to be compatible.
Language to use: The main language of the Cybis Wiki is English, though contributions in (some) other languages (such ones any of the administrators know: Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and to some extent also German) are also welcome. Such non-English contributions should be kept in separate articles and the article names should then end with the language code enclosed between brackets. Contributions to discussion pages may be in any language understandable for those involved!
Content is number one! Substantial contribution of relevant material is always number one. Wikifying and fixing proper article names and things like that can always be done afterwards, by anyone. This is a Wiki!