Gerard Meijssen schrieb:
In the way you put it, there is no discussion possible. I do accept your
position, I do not agree with it.
What you write is more an article of faith then an argument why this is
what we do. Mathias, you can do better.
The reason we only allow *known* free material is simple: we promise that you
can use anything you find on commons freely. If we had images under "no known
copyright", that would no longer be true. And if someone still believed that
they can use our material freely, they may be in for a nasty surprise. And would
likely try to paqss the hot potato back to us.
Basically, we would undermine our reputation as a repository of free media. We
would become just some reporistory of some media. Like Flickr.