[Foundation-l] Racism in Commons

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 5 12:32:07 UTC 2007

Erik Moeller wrote:
> 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).

Yeah. In the spirit of NPOV, I think that when HALF of the images of a 
(famous) politician on commons are conveying the idea that he is a nazi, 
then the page is not okay as is.

Now, beyond this, I think commons community should possibly reflect on 
what is *educational* and what is not.


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