Because, after all, if it’s in the public domain, we can act like we wrote it, then attach a  Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License to it.

No, that’s not how public domain material works; if you didn’t write it, don’t lie and say you did, and then license it; it’s not yours.

A little problem over at DYK with one of the nominations being largely copied from non-attributed public domain materials.

Template DYK Nomination, Slave-making ant.

Tsk, tsk, slave-making ant task force.