I purposely formulated it this way. We do get enough of the following
Q: "Hello, I want to use your images on Wikipedia. Do you want to
license them under the GNU Free Documentation License?"
A: "Sure, I'm glad to publish them on Wikipedia"
Not simply asking them to freely license their images has advantages:
* The person is made aware of the free content movement.
* The person has the choice what license they want.
* We are sure that people actually read the email, and know that a
free license also means "commercial use" and "derivative work".
Of course, then people generally don't know which license to choose,
but from their response it is often recognizable whether they only
want attribution, or also copyleft. Then I reply by adding a big thank
you message, and the prefilled form from [[Commons:Email templates]]
and ask them to send that to permissions-commons(a)wikimedia.org.
It may be more work, more annoying, but it is much more fair to give
people the opportunity to choose, and it is absolutely fair to have
them known that they are releasing their images can be use
On 6/25/07, Florian Straub <Flominator(a)gmx.net> wrote:
Oh and in total I have already obtained a free
license for 40 images.
I saved two, but I only tried two so far, so I guess it's ok :)
Can you maybe modifiy your template a bit? If people were enabled to simply say
"Yes, I agree" one could simply forward their mail to permissions(a)wikimedia.org
without further emails ...
Thanks in advance,
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