--- On Mon, 16/5/11, Fred Bauder
From: Fred Bauder <fredbaud(a)fairpoint.net>
Subject: Re: [Commons-l] Fwd: [Gendergap] Photo of the Day on Wikimedia
To: "Wikimedia Commons Discussion List" <commons-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Date: Monday, 16 May, 2011, 14:46
The image is derivative, see
but its theme of editorial freedom is culturally
significant, at least to
the Wikimedia movement.
I am not sure I follow you correctly here, so do tell me if I
You are (perhaps ironically) suggesting that Niabot's original
artwork encapsulates a value that's important to the Wikimedia movement.
If so, how about featuring an undiscovered garage band's post-punk song
celebrating, say, freedom from censorship, on the Commons main page?
do this, as an educational illustration of the post-punk/protest
song/garage band cultures?
Is it the purpose of the Commons main page to inform the world at large
about the musical and artistic talent within the Wikimedia community?
I thought our mission was providing educational material on such things
have *already* attracted the attention of educators.
Surprisingly, you do misunderstand. The image is a modern allegory of
Bourgeois liberty. The notion that individual liberty trumps imposition
of social norms. Some may disagree, but it is a value of the Wikimedia
movement, often expressed in the slogan "Wikipedia is not censored!".