[Foundation-l] Policy governance ends

teun spaans teun.spaans at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 15:22:03 UTC 2007

End:The WMF establishes a sister foundation which has as its aim to free
existing content.

Needs to be met ?
Some types of information, especially media, are not in the PD and will
probably not become in the PD in the foreseeable future. Think of
photographs of people who recently died, and recent events.

By bringing this aim into a separate foundation, it becomes clear to donors
to what aim the donate their money, and the current WMF lessens the risk of
becoming liable for content.

For whom ?
Wikipedia volunteers, and every one who wants free information (in the sense
of a free world)

At what cost ?
Legal fees for establishing a foundation.

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