[Foundation-l] Clearing up Wikimedia's media licensing policies

Lars Aronsson lars at aronsson.se
Fri Feb 9 06:09:47 UTC 2007

Ray Saintonge wrote:

> The important point in this is to avoid having people jump to 
> conclusions.  We have no shortage of people willing to boldly find an 
> excuse to embark on some kind of deletion campaign.

Precisely for this reason, I can't help but ask why Kat felt it 
necessary to post anything at all.  Couldn't she just have been 
silent?  Perhaps the posting should have started with an 
explanation exactly why the posting was necessary. I can't believe 
that upsetting the Italian community was among her reasons.

We all wish that the Italian community would understand that the 
Foundation really doesn't hate Italy, but apparently such wishes 
can't stop another hundred messages from cluttering this list.

In every practical aspect, policies from the Foundation (or from 
Brion) now behave like a mass medium and tend to be redistributed 
and misinterpreted in the same manner.  This means spokespeople 
need the same kind of [[media training]] that political candidates 
have to go through if they want to communicate their message 

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

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