[Foundation-l] a new free image!

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 18:42:53 UTC 2007

On 2/26/07, Walter van Kalken <walter at vankalken.net> wrote:
> 1) Non Thai people will not know them so they will probably be deleted
> from commons in no time, it would take time for the Thai and other
> communities to write articles on them as info on them is scarce and in
> English virtually non existing. (of most I wouldn't even be able to give
> their names, I know they are on tv regularly though)

Clearly identify what they are on the image page and they should not
be deleted.  Let me know if you have any problems. I'd be glad to
undelete such images for you and smack whoever deleted them with a
large fish.

> 2) I have seen people "upgrade" pictures resulting in horrible colours
> on paintings and other pictures. Usually this means imho pictures get
> maimed.

This happens, yes.  I've also seen people 'enhance' images turning
them into outright fabrications.. we solve this by more understanding
and awareness in our community.. not by refusing to participate.

> 3) I do not want these pictures to be used commercially (although I
> could solve this by uploading low quality small pictures)

Uploading lower resolution images is always an option, but why do you
care?   If someone wants to pay another person for a free images, that
is their decision.  I think it's more useful to think about
"commercial use" in terms of someones ability to choose to pay someone
than in terms of someones ability to get paid. This is because, in a
free society, the price and terms of goods with zero marginal cost are
ultimately determined by the buyers not the sellers.

> I also have pictures of Indian moviestars: Dharmendra Deol, Bobby Deol ,
> Sunny Deol, Shilpa Shetty and a lot of others with whom I played in the
> movie Apne. But the above reason keeps me from uploading to commons. I
> feel that many people have pictures of stars but they hesitate to upload
> them for some of the same reasons.

We'll lets figure this out. We'd love to have more useful images.

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