[Foundation-l] Celebrity pictures

Garion96 garion96 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 27 00:14:58 UTC 2006

On 8/27/06, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Garion96 wrote:
> > On 8/26/06, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I agree this is an instance where chapters are very
> >> useful.  I didn't mean to imply that nothing should be
> >> sent on to the Foundation.  But if the individual
> >> editors take care of the easy ones.  And also gather a
> >> list of the exact contact info of people who requested
> >> to deal with someone official.  Well providing that
> >> list to one the commitees or something is a different
> >> proposition than asking the Foundation to gather free
> >> photos of celebrities for Wikipedia in general terms.
> >>
> >> Birgitte SB
> >>
> >
> >
> > Whether a chapter, the foundation or an officer for obtaining open
> content
> > material (I do like that idea) writes it doesn't matter yes. As long as
> it
> > looks official to the persons/companies receiving. But I also wouldn't
> mind
> > if the foundation itself did it, considering the (possibly legal) mess
> of
> > fair use images on en.wikipedia. Which is where this whole idea
> originated.
> >
> > Garion96
> Hoi,
> The WMF does have a lot of work and too few people to do things. When
> the Foundation is to these things as well, when do they have time to do
> their Foundation work?
> Thanks,
>     GerardM

Yes, I do realise the foundation is small (in people) and does a lot of
work. I do read this mailing list. :) Plus the idea was not that the
foundation would always do those things. Just a one time standard letter and
send copies to all those big companies. And hey, it's just an idea.


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