[Foundation-l] Racism in Commons

Lars Aronsson lars at aronsson.se
Wed Dec 5 19:44:12 UTC 2007

Florence Devouard wrote:

> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Project_scope
> According to this page, basically anything (if free) could be hosted.

Trying to restrict the kind of opinion expressed could be 
problematic.  For example, Wikisource could find it useful and 
educational to host controversial historic political texts, 
provided they are old and out-of-copyright, the scanned images of 
which would then be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.  This could 
include caricatures similar to those of Sharon, but a hundred 
years older.  Wikisource can never be NPOV regarding opinion in 
the individual text, but must be true to the text as it was 

  Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
  Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se

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