[Foundation-l] Lack of Image Dumps

luke brandt shojokid at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 19:24:37 UTC 2007

Brion Vibber wrote:
> luke brandt wrote:
>> Brion Vibber wrote:
>> ..................
>>> The worse news is that the dumps would be so huge that no one will
>>> actually be able to get or use them anyway. ;)
>> Care to elaborate?
> I believe you can find a detailed explanation on the wiki at:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sense_of_humor
> -- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com / brion @ wikimedia.org)

Thank you :) So we come to the real question - What does the Foundation
think it's doing, and the REAL 'why is it doing it.'  Is it simply a
question of DOGMA. The glib assertion of 'free' will not suffice,
because there are competing freedoms involved.

Eric said (on 19th December last):

"I would add (and perhaps should update this a bit) that especially in
the context of the developing world, local entrepreneurship is
extremely important. Enabling people to make a living by using
Wikimedia content can be a very good and desirable thing. I've had
discussions with education specialists in developing countries, who
_immediately_ recognized that the NC restriction would harm their

So is the Project Licensing to benefit subsistence economies? Surely
there are better ways to help.

And on 'fair use,' what are the *principles* involved - in view of the
get-outs mentioned


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