To try and help with categorizing images used specifically for documentation (and which
are specifically for extensions) - and to help explain their importance to admins before
they delete - I've created a couple of headers:
Counterparts on MW.org
I have not yet begun to tag files - but will be doing so in the coming weeks as I get
around to reviewing extensions for compatibility and working through the unknown files,
I also tend to agree that we should be better about MW.org
image licensing, which may mean
deleting some images if they're clear copyright violations. I also think we'll
need to start using the fair-use rationales more. We have a number of files that are
technically screenshots of copyright protected websites or software (which I believe may
apply with or without their logo appearing - but I'm by no means a copyright lawyer).
Forbidding them altogether seems like a poor solution as they often provide very helpful
visual aides and their usage is totally legal with a proper fair-use rationale statement.
Also started an early draft of a proposed image policy for MW.org
to help clarify all of
this once there's consensus on the listserv.
-greg aka varnent
On Jan 3, 2012, at 5:49 PM, K. Peachey wrote:
On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 12:26 AM, Antoine Musso
Just consider that those files have been created
by their uploader
and that they granted a license for use on mediawiki.org
I'm pretty sure we can't assume anything with licensing, The uploader
must state the license they want it to be under.
Whatever you do, please do not migrate to
commons, or we will surely
loose materials in the process due to their licensing strictness.
Their licensing shouldn't be any more strict than any other project,
If they are rejecting files for bad licensing, We probably should be
as well since we all should be using the same interruption by the
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