On 3/1/06, Ben Yates <bluephonic(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Poking my head in:
I don't have an particular argument, but this whole discussion feels
very wrong. Wikipedia should not be acting like a corporation -- it
is not trying to make a profit; its mission is to spread knowledge.
The Wikimedia Foundation *is* a corporation, and it should act like
one. That said, I'd describe the problem here is more a lack of
Wikimedia acting like a corporation.
A corporate response to this would be simple, they'd refer the
situation to their licensing department - not argue about it on a
public mailing list. A corporation would have a written trademark
licensing policy which any volunteers who want to poke their heads
into things could refer to (the referral Ant gave to
board(a)wikimedia.org serves nearly the same purpose, though).