On 1 February 2011 08:59, Alex Brollo <alex.brollo(a)gmail.com> wrote:
2011/2/1 Alex Brollo <alex.brollo(a)gmail.com>
>> Moving those files into a new website sounds
as a good idea. Are all the
>> contents in German or Polish language? I'll like to come and take a look as
>> soon as the new website will run, but I can't understand those languages. I
>> guess, many contents - even if covered by a copyright - could be inspiring
>> for sure, and ideas can't be coverer by a copyright.
Well, I took a look to the files linked by those
templates - they are few
and mainly images of logos. So, I worried for (almost) nothing. :-)
If this idea floats this time around - then everything would all work
as it does now - a MediaWiki site can have multiple foreign
repositories, so multi-Commons is not a problem - AIUI it'd just be
the technical nuisance of (a) setting up a new wiki just for the WMF
content (b) adding it to the config on 700 wikis as a second foreign
repo. (If I am wrong, anyone is welcome to correct me.) That is, quite
a chunk of tedium. So then it's a question of importance on the tech
to-do list. Which is rather full, but then it always is.
There would be a push to expand it to fair use. I would call this a
bad idea myself. Fair use should stay deprecated IMO, not encouraged
with a central repository.