On 2/24/2011 10:07 AM, Stan Shebs wrote:
To take an example from my activity, much of my plant
motivated by checking off a published list of the thousand-odd taxa
recorded in the Spring Mountains west of Las Vegas. I've been doing
penciled annotation of the physical list, partly because I don't want to
have to fight over having a WP or commons version of the list. It would
be very convenient to have it in commons to track what pics we are still
looking for, and be able to point my fellow Vegas plant people at it,
but I just know that there would be a nonstop parade of busybodies
arguing that the list (full of redlinks ZOMG!) is inappropriate for commons.
Actually, the real problem is that presumably the list is not freely
licensed. Even though your annotation of it makes a pretty good case for
transformative fair use, that doesn't help you with Commons policy.
Maybe there's too strong of an expectation that Commons is only for
finished products and not intended to be a workspace, notwithstanding
that it is still a wiki.