[Foundation-l] RfC: Draft licensing policy resolution

Kat Walsh mindspillage at gmail.com
Wed Feb 21 01:08:40 UTC 2007

On 2/20/07, jkelly at fas.harvard.edu <jkelly at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
>   Hi,
> Quoting Erik Moeller <erik at 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.

I agree with this... yikes, definitely needs revision if that's what
it's implying.

>   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.

Also a good point.


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