[Foundation-l] Clearing up Wikimedia's media licensing policies (some important points)

geni geniice at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 16:18:34 UTC 2007

On 2/8/07, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps their position will change now that they see high level
> support for being more careful about what we include?

I doubt it.

> ... This is the
> advantage of being somewhat strict about our "big goals": People who
> do not care if Wikipedia is free will now help make it more free,
> because they must in order to achieve the pretty articles they desire.
> :)
> It's my view that it's a little counter productive for you to only
> point out the negative "We must delete a zillion images" rather than
> saying the more useful "We must add a lot of discussion to wikipedia
> or remove images" just because you think people will not do it. Have
> some confidence in our communities. :)

these were all tagged over a month ago:

> I don't know why it's so hard, at least on enwiki  that we must
> discuss has long been an established requirement.  This is why enwiki
> does not permit fair use galleries.
> When you run into these discussions, please invite me.


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