[Foundation-l] Racism in Commons

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 5 13:47:20 UTC 2007

Andrew Whitworth wrote:
>> Euh
>> 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*
>> Example
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:UnitedweRAPE.gif
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Arielsharonsecretlove.gif
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:SharonAnti-Christ.gif
>> ant
> Agreed: These images are pretty shocking, and I have to wonder why,
> exactly, commons needs to be giving them free hosting? They hardly
> further our goal of spreading knowledge for free.
> I'm also a little shocked to hear that commons doesnt have at least
> some form of an NPOV policy? Do they have any kind of
> content-acceptability requirement, or can anybody post any and all
> offensive images on commons as they see fit?
> --Andrew Whitworth
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I looked for a detailed page on the matter.
What I found is this


According to this page, basically anything (if free) could be hosted.


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