[Foundation-l] a new free image!

Yonatan Horan yonatanh at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 21:28:08 UTC 2007

On the other hand I expect many of them to do quite the opposite and ask why
those guys over there who know nothing about *OUR* project want to limit our
fair use when it's perfectly legal for us to do it (Note: I don't agree with
this attitude, I'm just sure it exists at least in one wikipedia) and it
makes our articles not look as "cool".


On 3/1/07, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/1/07, Robert Horning <robert_horning at netzero.net> wrote:
> > GerardM wrote:
> > Yeah, I guess I was living under a rock or something here myself.  This
> > is a very new philosophy coming out that the board is going to be very
> > directly involved with "global" policies that directly affect the
> > content of each project.  The idea that each one of the 200 or so
> > "active" Wikimedia projects will each have to submit some sort of "EDP"
> > to legal counsel, overcoming language and local legal issues too, seems
> > to be something so absurd as to be unworkable as well.
> >
> So set up 3-4 basic ones they can chose from/
> > This top down attitude is something that I'm not very comfortable with,
> > particularly when we are mainly dealing with voluntary community leaders
> > here, especially when it comes to working with the nearly 5,000
> > individual administrators who would bear the brunt of trying to
> > implement both the culling of this content and watching over individual
> > projects to make sure this sort of content doesn't creep back in.  I'm
> > guessing that it is this group to whom the policy is really going to
> > matter anyway.  All of these admins, with perhaps a few exceptions, are
> > the most experienced of Wikimedia users and are largely the ones who
> > perform the day to day tasks that make the projects what they are.
> > Certainly they are helping to build the infrastructure and other aspects
> > of the projects that help support content development.
> >
> I suspect quite a few of them would be relived they don't keep having
> to fight simply to prevent policy allowing even more unfree content.
> --
> geni
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