On 8/22/07, Todd Allen <toddmallen(a)gmail.com> wrote:
One of those issues is that we are a
free-content project. That's not negotiable, and that's also not
happening if we scatter nonfree material all over the place. They can
and should enforce that strictly; I'd be happy myself to see them say
"The Germans got it right folks, this is the FREE encyclopedia and
nonfree content has no place here." Until and unless that should happen,
we must at least keep it to a minimum.
We've already failed in that. There's ~300 thousand non-free images on
en.wikipedia, and growing larger all the time.
We are *constantly* fighting battles over reducing fair use images.
We are winning the battles in the sense that the vast majority of
the few battles there are end up in favor of reducing fair use images,
but we are badly losing overall in that there are far, far more battles
that are never fought.