On 7/26/07, Andrew Gray <shimgray(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 26/07/07, Todd Allen <toddmallen(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On the other hand, if we started generally
disallowing it, I'd
imagine we could start getting GFDL releases for album covers,
especially from more notable independent bands who might just love the
idea of their album cover being used freely anywhere on Wikipedia it
might fit, and be disconcerted by such an album cover not being used
anywhere on the project. We're not meant to be "the encyclopedia with
some free content", we're meant to be "the free encyclopedia".
We're also not meant to be "the encyclopedia *of* free content".
Giving different levels of coverage to different people based on
whether or not they like our ideals is not the best road to go down...
Well, last time I checked it was official policy on en to give more coverage
to living people who we have free photos of than to living people whose only
publicly available photos are press kit stuff. (Personally, I think that
policy went too far, but I seem to be part of a tiny minority, and when you
consider that I think our present policies for non-free content are
generally inadequate and too permissive, I'm probably not even a minority -
I'm a statistical blip lying on the far side of the distribution.)