[Foundation-l] RfC: Draft licensing policy resolution

effe iets anders effeietsanders at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 20:03:50 UTC 2007

I think the idea is that as soon as you can create a gallery, you dont need
the EDP for that subject, as you have enough images. So only use it when
there is nothing else available and it is really needed.


2007/2/20, jkelly op fas.harvard.edu <jkelly op fas.harvard.edu>:
>   Hi,
> Quoting Erik Moeller <erik op wikimedia.org>:
> > # Such EDPs must be minimal. Whenever possible, content used under an
> > EDP should be replaced with a freely licensed work if it carries
> > equivalent information content. Media used under EDPs are subject to
> > deletion if there is rough consensus that they lack an applicable
> > rationale. They must be used only in the context of other freely
> > licensed content, and may not be arranged in galleries.
>   I suggest that this needs some additional discussion.  If en:'s
> experience is
> typical, saying that replaceable unfree media is acceptable until it is
> actually replaced, instead of being possible in theory to replace, reduces
> the
> incentive to create or find free content considerably.  Further, I'd
> suggest
> that the "burden of consensus" really needs to be that the unfree media is
> a
> justifiable exception to our goal of producing free content.
>   Additionally, the "gallery" phrasing strikes me as strangely
> specific.  en:'s
> articles that are substantially galleries of unfree images tend to be
> formatted
> using templates to recreate <.table> functionality, as opposed to using
> the
> gallery tag.  Perhaps you didn't mean the gallery tag specifically, but it
> was
> easy to read it that way.
>                                Jkelly
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