[Foundation-l] Uploading free images to Wikiepdia

geni geniice at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 23:56:37 UTC 2007

On 6/9/07, Yoni Weiden <yonidebest at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I wonder: Is there an obligation to upload free images to Commons? You see,
> I have a argued that by opening the Commons project, you, the Foundation,
> asserted that all free images should be now uploaded to Commons, and *not*
> to Wikipeida. Others have argued that there has been no official statement,
> thus uploading free images that can and will be used in other projects can
> still be uploaded to Wikipedia.

They are correct. Of course you can't stop content being moved to commons.

> IMHO, "banning" (not technically, but via a rule) uploading of free image to
> Wikipedia will encourge the use of Commons and of it's content.

Once SUL appears it may be reduced but there are still reasons to host
content locally (images on main page and personal pics).


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