[Foundation-l] Non-commercial images

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Tue Dec 19 09:21:47 UTC 2006

On 12/19/06, Angela <beesley at gmail.com> wrote:
> Erik has a good explanation of the reasons for not using content under
> a non-commercial license at http://intelligentdesigns.net/Licenses/NC

Thanks, and I would appreciate it if people read this document before
I respond in detail; that's why I wrote it. The references to
Wikimedia are a bit circular in this context, but there are plenty of
other arguments.

I would add (and perhaps should update this a bit) that especially in
the context of the developing world, local entrepreneurship is
extremely important. Enabling people to make a living by using
Wikimedia content can be a very good and desirable thing. I've had
discussions with education specialists in developing countries, who
_immediately_ recognized that the NC restriction would harm their

Peace & Love,

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