[Foundation-l] Use of WMF-related images and EDP

wiki_tomos wiki_tomos at inter7.jp
Sat Dec 29 19:12:10 UTC 2007

Hi. It occurred to me that the Board resolution on Licensing of media files 
does not talk about those non-free images copyrighted by the Wikimedia Foundation. 

Wikimedia Foundation's copyrighted images. I am talking images 
that are found under [[Category:CopyrightByWikimedia]], for example, on 
English Wikipedia. 

I can think of each project somehow defining scope, acceptable use, etc. of 
these non-free images in their EDP. Unlike other images based on things like 
fair use, the Foundation-related images would be allowed even when it is not 
used in any article. It could be non-critical. A whole new section on an EDP, 
for many different projects.

But a much simpler solution is for the Board to amend the resolution 
to exclude these images altogether from the scope of the Licensing Policy, 
I think. How does that sound? 

By the way, are those images supposed to be individually reviewed and 
its use authorized by the Foundation? I have an impression that it is the case. 



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