[Foundation-l] Racism in Commons

Yoni Weiden yonidebest at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 12:24:53 UTC 2007

Personally, I don't *like* the idea that there are so many genitalia images
in Commons, but I can live with it. But we must draw the line somewhere. I
am sure the press will. BTW, this is not a threat. I do not intend to go to
the press as I am for Wikimedia. I was even one of the founders of Wikimedia
IL. I wish this wouldn't but I have no doubt the press will find out about
this: we are having discussion about this in the Hebrew Wikipedia and if
there will be a mass deletion process where the pages will be kept - I am
sure they can be "traced".

Regarding an example of Latuff's - thats one thing. The Hebrew Wikipedia as
one example of his cartoons - This doesn't mean that we should allow
uploading of all of his racist cartoons, and presenting them in Ariel
Sharon's page. Some respect is in order.

Yoni Weiden

2007/12/5, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org>:

> On 12/5/07, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Some (many) of the images uploaded by Jaakobou are quite shocking.
> > I am sorry, but I fail to see how many of these images are in any sense
> > *educational*
> As far as I can tell, the illustrations were not created specifically
> for Commons. Rather, an illustrator named Carlos Latuff made them
> available as public domain artwork. As such, they could usefully serve
> as examples of particular types of political cartoonism, where we
> normally would resort to fair use. See:
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Latuff
> for examples of Latuff's work. I've proposed an NPOV disclaimer
> (before Anthere removed the cartoons).
> --
> Toward Peace, Love & Progress:
> Erik
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