On 2 June 2011 14:21, Fae <faenwp(a)gmail.com>
Briefly responding to a couple of points raised
Yes, there is a need for a policy as otherwise the WMF would have no
long term operational archive plan.
Why would we have an archive plan? Archives are for things that aren't
expected to needed on a regular basis any more but may need to be
referred to in the future. We're not going to archive things on
Commons, they'll just stay on Commons indefinitely.
If an image is hosted on Commons for 100 years and NEVER used by any
other Wikimedia project would we, or why should we, retain it?