A caveat: if the images uploaded include any of the Wikipedia
trademarks (such as the puzzle globe) they've got a different copyright.
On 1/3/12 3:32 PM, Roan Kattouw wrote:
On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 11:49 PM, K.
I'm pretty sure we can't assume anything
with licensing, The uploader
must state the license they want it to be under.
If something is uploaded by a WMF employee or contractor and was
produced in the course of their work for WMF, you can probably safely
assume it's CC-BY-SA 3.0+, because it's down in our contracts (or at
least mine) that "publicly shared content will be licensed under an
applicable free content license, typically CC-BY-SA 3.0 or later".
Also, some people (like Tim Starling) have a user page with a blanket
statement that anything they publish with no explicit licensing
information is licensed under XYZ.
But it probably doesn't hurt to ask people. As for me, everything I
may have uploaded to mw.org
without licensing information is hereby
licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0+ .
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