[Foundation-l] [Commons-l] Wikimedia Foundation's help to the projects

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Thu Dec 14 16:36:15 UTC 2006

On 12/14/06, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I don't believe you understand how useful it would be
> to just have some one say "That particular case is
> unknown.  The most similar case to this is Foobar."
> Even if there were a table of questions that people
> have asked in the past with yes/no/unknown and no
> futher advice would be extremely helpful.  I think it
> a false expectation of yours that we are expecting
> clearcut answers.  Really we have been mucking through
> copyright questions as best we can for some time; we
> are all well aware there are often not answers only
> arguments.  Just being able to eliminate some
> arguments as invalid would be very helpful.

Aside from the potential issues with the WMF "officially" giving such
advice to the communities, Brad (our GC and ED) simply doesn't have
the time to do this. Let's brainstorm about how we can get juriwiki-l
going, i.e. a functioning, community-driven group of advisors with
demonstrable legal expertise.

At the moment juriwiki-l is configured so that postings from the
outside are moderated and replied to by a group of insiders. Is there
any real issue, from a legal point of view, with making it a public
mailing list? This is perhaps something Brad can answer.
Peace & Love,

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