On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 4:31 AM, Mohamed Magdy <mohamed.m.k(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 10:47 PM, Lars Aronsson
Can someone explain why the Wikimedia Commons accepts uploads of
printable PDF documents (e.g. brochures) but not the editable
source version in Open Document Format (e.g. .ODT). This seems to
violate the open source principle.
This should be an FAQ but, but it isn't obvious from
I just uploaded a hybrid pdf and it is working properly. you could use that
until ODFs are allowed.
Ugh. Please do not rely on this. The embedded zip in PDF has been
abused to smuggle illegal material into PDFs on commons. We don't
block these files right now, but we may someday, and even without
blocking they are likely to be confused for something sneaky and get
Once we have proper ODF screening we could possibly allow just those
in PDF, but then again, we could allow them directly (which I think
would be preferable).