Gerard Meijssen schrieb:
When you leave it up to Commons to decide its role, you forget the need
it provides. As it is not an option to ditch Commons when it does not
want to fulfill its role, it is not an option to leave it only to Commons.
Did anyone ever say commons doesn't want to be a service to other wikis? No! The
point is: it's not just an image store. It's a project in it's own right,
it's own community, and it has a purpose besides and beyond hosting images for
wikipedia etc. al. The commons community wants projects who use the images to
acknowledge their work, and to abide by the local rules. They don't like to be
pushed around - "shut up and take the pictures, that's what you are here
This kind of attitude leads to conflict.