[Foundation-l] Czech Wikipedia's EDP and WMF's licensing policy

Michal Zlatkovsky lahcimit at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 11:58:26 UTC 2007

after the Board approved the licensing policy 
(http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Licensing_policy in case 
anyone forgot :) ), we have written an EDP on Czech Wikipedia that 
allows us to use things like company logos under certain conditions 
(okay with US and Czech laws, ie. explicit permission needed; okay with 
GFDL, ie. can be nonderivative; no free image available; fair use-like 
rationale) and we've been using it for a while. However, I talked to 
pfctdayelise about our EDP today and her opinion is that the 
Foundation's licensing policy was targeted to "legal loopholes" like 
fair use or fair dealing - and as we don't have any such thing in the 
Czech Republic (and I'm pretty confident we don't, there have been 
numerous discussions about that), our EDP is invalid and we can't make 
any exception policy at all.

I think her interpretation is correct and we at Czech Wikipedia should 
revoke out EDP, but I'd like to hear more opinions, and as I don't 
expect any official reply, I'm trying this mailing list. So, what do you 
think? :)

Michal Zlatkovsky, [[m:User:Timichal]]

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