Just to be clear, if we did "converge all the images to live in one
place", I am not suggesting they would all be free, and I'm not
suggesting they would all belong to Commons.
Just that they would all physically live in the same integrated
structure; but one that would still appear to the external browser to
have different 'partitions', corresponding to the different language
wikis, each with a different base url.
(But inside the server all part of one integrated system, making it easy
to move a file from a national partition to the Commons partition, or
vice-versa -- *if* that was legally appropriate).
On 13/09/2014 22:40, P. Blissenbach wrote:
Just a word of caution about collecting all images in
A while ago, at least, some local wikis had images with license
terms incompatible with commons and vice versa. I recall very simple
logos of companies, and several types of "fair use" derivatives.
If that is still so, we have an obstacle that may prevent us from
both moving images, and even linking to them under some local laws.
Technically, I agree with the idea quoted below.
"James Heald" <j.heald(a)ucl.ac.uk> wrote:
What I suspect is more likely, and probably makes more sense, is to
converge the images themselves to all live in one place. So if the same
fair-use image was used on multiple fair-use wikis, it would only be
stored once (though each fair-use wiki would retain it's own File page
for it). Such a structure should also make transfers to Commons much
easier -- compared to the copy-and-paste by bot at the moment, which
loses all the file-page history and most of the upload history.
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