On 23/01/2008, Andrew Gray <shimgray(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 23/01/2008, Rama Rama <ramaneko(a)gmail.com>
> 2) There is definitely a trend of professional
photographers to request
> credits under the image in articles. This is what they are accustomed to.
> I (and a few others) think that we should make efforts to sensibilise our
> users to this. We can definitely afford to credit people in articles. This
> is a small concession which costs us very little and can benefit us greatly.
Regardless of where we fall on the matter of
crediting (I like it in principle, but worry about the
practicalities), it's worth remembering that we should be careful
about *promising* this. Commons can certainly encourage it, but if a
project chooses to do things differently, there's not a lot we can do,
and there's nothing worse than being trapped by a guarantee we can't
Yeah. We promise a credit on the image page itself, which meets the
letter of the licence. We will continue to encourage the projects to
credit images in captions, because we acknowledge this is useful to
the reader and polite to the photographer.
(Note "useful to the reader" in there.)