[Foundation-l] Racism in Commons

mike.lifeguard mike.lifeguard at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 19:39:14 UTC 2007

>First they came for the anti-Semitic content,
>But I did not speak up because I am not anti-Semitic.
Thank you so much for this. Hit the nail right on the head!

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[mailto:foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Brian McNeil
Sent: December 5, 2007 3:06 PM
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Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Racism in Commons

Yoni Weiden wrote:
>Funny, I thought I was talking to the board members. They are the "heads"
>the foundation and they should deside. Do they have a different emailing
>list or are you all board members?
>Yoni Weiden

No, you are not talking to the board - the board all (or at least mostly)
happen to be subscribers to this mailing list - and anyone can subscribe.
People on any project are going to take a dim view of you appealing to a
higher authority on any issue without first accepting comments from others.

There should be no exceptions on any basis for any particular special
interest group - especially when it comes to Commons. Commons must host
content that when viewed out of context can be particularly offensive and
far, far away from what something like en.wp where an image can be given a
context as an example of racism or anti-Semitism.

First they came for the anti-Semitic content,
But I did not speak up because I am not anti-Semitic.

Get the picture?

Brian McNeil

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